Post # 1
I have read a couple of articles about leaving valuables at home when you go on your honeymoon, including your engagement/wedding rings. It does make sense, in case they are lost, stolen, a stone falls out, etc.
The other part of me feels like I want to wear my rings on my honeymoon since we’re going right after our wedding and it’ll be the first time I get to wear my wedding band! I also don’t want all of our pictures to be without my rings. We’re going to Hawaii, which I don’t think is known for having a lot of crime. I also never take my engagement ring off, so I wouldn’t be leaving it in our room. I have it insured in case anything does happen to it. On the other hand, the center stone belonged to FI’s grandmother, so that is not replaceable.
Any thoughts? Did you, or do you plan to leave your rings at home?
Post # 2
I wore my rings on my honeymoon. We took a cruise to Bermuda so it was pretty darn tooting safe. The only place that I was super careful was when I was swimming in the ocean…..my DH laughed at me for swimming with a closed fist, hahaha.
but overall I think traveling with the ering and wedding band is ok. I travel alot so if I left them home every time I went somewhere, I’d never be wearing my rings!
Post # 3
I’m interested in hearing about this too! I know a lot of bees wear their rings. I think part of it is not so much it getting stolen, but lost. If you’re going to Hawaii and plan on swimming in the ocean things happen so that is a risk (other bees have talked about this issue). If you do plan to leave your rings at home I suggest getting a safety deposit box and leaving them there since that is safer than leaving them at home.
Post # 4
dms0622: I plan to leave them at my parents’ house, and they will keep them in their safe. Although I would love to wear them all the time, when we will be busy doing activities, and in an unfamiliar area, and I would be beyond upset if I damage them or they are stolen, so it is a risk I’m not willing to take
Post # 5
Hawaii is safe, as long as the ring fits well and is made well (you can see nice secure prongs), I think it’s fine to wear them. Mine have gone to beaches, snorkel, scuba, hiking, to Australia, turkey, Italy and more. Honestly I think I’m more rough with them at home when I’m working with my hands in the garden or building something and just forget to take them off.
Post # 6
We went to Aruba a couple months after getting engaged. I wore my ring out but not to the beach or swimming. It’s insured so if anything happened we’re covered, though. Get it insured if you’re worried.
Post # 7
the one spot I don’t wear my diamonds is swimming in ocean or lakes so for me if my honeymoon included a lot of that I wouldn’t bring them since I don’t really like leaving stuff in my hotel room. I ended up getting a plain white gold band specifically for travel and stuff that I just wear 24/7 so I wore that instead and left my engagement ring and “real” wedding band at home (I also went to a 3rd world country and didn’t want to risk it/draw attention)
Post # 8
dms0622: We are going to NYC on our honeymoon and I will be wearing both rings. My ERing is TINY compared to pretty much every ring in America (it’s 1/3 ct) so I’m not worried about it being stolen. Plus we are not doing any crazy activities where they could be lost.
Post # 9
Hawaii is safe, you will be fine
Post # 10
I wore mine to Belize. We went snorkling one day and I left them in the safe because they are not snug and my hands get cold really easily, so I didn’t want it to fall off in the ocean. Other than when swimming, I never take them off. They are much safer on your hands, unless you are in a very dangerous area. Hawaii is pretty wealthy and expensive, so you definitely don’t need to worry about getting mugged.
Post # 11
dms0622: I’m leaving my real engagement ring and wedding bands at home in the safe, and I’ll be wearing my replica for my honeymoon. My jewler just decided to make me a replica of the ring as a surprise but instead of a diamond it has a mossie.
We are going to Bora Bora so we will be soaking in the water all freaking day long. I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving my ring in the room or wearing it in the water.
Post # 12
Thank you for asking this I am wondering the same thing about bringing my engagement ring on a up-coming trip (to Hawaii to plan my DW wedding). As someone who has been to Hawaii I can tell you I have never felt unsafe there. The only thing I have heard you should be careful about it leaving things in the car. Rental cars are sometimes targeted for theft so don’t leave anything that looks valuable out on the seats and put stuff in the trunk.
That being said I have heard salt water isn’t good for diamonds but I really dont’ want to leave my ring in the safe in the rooms. I do know some people who buy themselves a fake ring to wear on vacations…but I love my ring I want to wear it! I also worry about losing it in the water I would die). It’s a tough call.
Post # 13
I bought a super cheapy CZ set on Amazon and wore that. I thought the resort would be safe but didn’t want to worry about it in the pool/ocean or leave it in the room all the time (though we did have a safe).
Post # 14
I did not bring my rings. It had more to do with the practicality of wearing them to the beach. We pretty much had our bathing suits on at all times and when we found a pretty beach we would stop for a swim. I did not want to swim/snorkel with my rings on but I also didn’t want to leave them in the car. This had nothing to do with location- I wouldn’t leave them in the car at home either.
Post # 15
I’ll be leaving mine at home. My only concern is them getting lost in the water or something, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving my ring in the room safe, as I’ve heard horror stories about that.
I don’t want to worry for even half a second about anything on my honeymoon, so I got a replica of my ring for about $30 on amazon. We’re toying witht the idea of getting him a fake band for the same reason as his band will cost over $2k.
I may wear my real wedding band on the trip though-it’s only $250 and I won’t be really concerned if I have to replace that.