Post # 1
Yesterday I bought a $20 fake engagement ring (that included a fake wedding band, so I can wear it as a set once we’re married). My FI and I are travelling to Mexico next week, and he suggested that it might be best to leave my brand new engagement ring safe at home. I wasn’t convinced at first, but I was *slightly* worreid about wearing it on the beach all day (salty ocean/sand etc) but more so of it somehow managing to fall off in the ocean or something! I also knew I didn’t want to leave it in the room safe, since you somewhat frequently hear about them getting broken into!
So, since FI was concerned about it, I got a fake one to wear. It looks VERY similar to my real ring, so at least I’ll still get to be visably ‘engaged’ while away 😀
Anyone else do something similar?
Post # 3
Yeah, I mean mine is insured so I figure it’s better off with me than back in my empty apartment or the hotel safe.
Post # 3
Yeah people do lose their engagement and wedding rings in the sand. It happens a lot.
However, I don’t see the point in buying a fake diamond ring–if you were concerned at all about someone thinking you have money and stealing it, you’re basically still looking like you have a big diamond ring on your finger!
I wear mine everywhere I go, but they fit VERY snug and they don’t come off unless i really make them. It would definitely not fall off in the ocean.
DH lost his in the pool during our honeymoon. We found it, but he wore a stainless steel band on our last vacation just to be safe. His fingers change sizes with cold water, but mine don’t.
Post # 4
I actually bought a $150 ‘dummy’ ring with pink morganite as the stone (the stones are quite small and even if someone somehow confused them for a more expensive stone, it’s not big enough to mug me for) because my real e-ring just feels inappropriate to wear in a lot of situations, so I’ll probably be wearing that on our honeymoon. Not exactly scrap metal, but I wouldn’t die if I lost it. I probably won’t wear it at all when we go to the beach/hiking/kayaking/etc., just when we’re out eating or shopping or doing other safe things.
Post # 5
I will just go without… I lost a $500 watch in Cuba once. No one (obviously) turned it in. I wouldn’t want to risk losing my e-ring or wedding band! Just thinking about it gives me chest pains.
Post # 6
I see your point. My aunt lost her rings at the beach. She wasn’t swimming, just sitting near the water and a wave came up and literally washed her rings right off her finger. Needless to say, she never found them. My cousin had hers stolen at a spa. Hers were something to cry about-2 ct. solitare and 1.5 carat band! Her rings were insured and her replacements are even bigger!
My rings, however, are soldered together and never come off my finger. Even knowing those stories, I just can’t bear to part with them.
Post # 7
I know losing it is realitively unlikely (and at home I just wear it all the time to risk losing it). But its a TAD loser then I would like, not enough that it’s going to fall off, but enough that I’d be slightly concerned to be swimming in it for long periods of time. Losing it would just be way too horrible.
I’m not really concerned about getting mugged for it. But that actually detered me from purchasing some MASSIVE fake.
Post # 8
FH and I are going on an Alaskan cruise so we wont be doing the beach thing so luckily i dont have to worry, therefore, i plan on wearing the real deal!
Post # 9
I just don’t wear mine if I feel it’s not safe to…I mean…I’m still engaged when I don’t wear it…
Post # 10
If it’s insured, you should be okay if you’re afraid of “losing” it. If you’re afraid someone will mug you for it, then I would leave all jewelry at home.
Post # 11
You know, I thought about this the other day. I love my ring, and while replacing a stone would only be 100 bucks if one fell out, replacing the ring would be expensive.. however, we are going on our honeymoon 2 days after our wedding.. do I really want to wear a fake ring that soon?
I’m confused as to what to do as well..
Post # 12
i wear my real rings all the time! they’re insured anyway. I might turn my center stone around if i were walking around in a city or something, but that’s it. I don’t worry about losing it in the ocean since i’m pretty lazy in the water, but sometimes i’ll switch it out for my wooden e-ring if i’m nervous. But i wouldn’t leave my rings at home.
Though.. a guest at our hotel in December lost an heirloom ring – probably 20 other guests/strangers shuffled their feet in the ocean for hours – no luck. I did find a starfish though, heh.
Post # 13
Yep! I went to Jamaica three weeks ago and I wore it the whole time. Even on the beach and in the water. The only time I took it off is when I jumped off a cliff into the ocean, because I was worried the impact of hitting the water might pull it off. Other girls were jumping with their rings on, though.
Post # 14
now that you mentioned it. i will most likely be doing the same for my honeymoon. i think you’re totally right by doing that! why take the risk? i am from brazil and i know for sure it is NOT safe to walk around with ANY type of real jewelery, no matter where you are. i know mexico is sometimes the same way. So go ahead and wear your fake ring girl! better safe then sorry!!!
Post # 15
hmmm, interesting. I think I might do the same thing. Not that bad of an idea. PLUS, I’m notorious for loosing EVERYTHING, especially jewellery. 🙁
Last summer (somehow), my whole diamond AND it’s setting fell right off. I didn’t even notice until I was driving. My diamond is relatively big and sits really high off the actual ring. Anyway, when I drive it usually catches my eye and that time it didn’t 😐
So, I ended up finding it in the bottom of my purse but I was initially too afraid to call the insurance company because I couldn’t tell my fiance YIKES! I did find it though and I was able to breath a lot easier. The company offered me a new ring but I had trouble parting with the original. So the jeweller replaced the band and the setting (mainly where they attached was my concern) and put in place my original diamond.
Needless to say, I look at it quite frequently now. I feel a little materialistic LOL.