How big or $$ an e-ring for you to consider a stand-in ring? Why?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How large/expensive does your e-ring have to be to consider getting a stand-in?
    More than $1000 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    More than $5000 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    More than $10,000 : (6 votes)
    8 %
    More than $15,000 : (2 votes)
    3 %
    More than $20,000 : (4 votes)
    6 %
    More than 2 carat : (3 votes)
    4 %
    More than 3 carat : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Sentimental value is priceless : (33 votes)
    46 %
    Would rather go without the ring than wear a stand-in : (18 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    392 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    nekonekokat:  my ring is pretty inexpensive, was about $1,100. But, I bought a stand in because my original dream ring is over $10,000, so I had a replica made that I wear just because. It’s not really meant to replace my ring for any occasion, it’s just something I like having because it was only $40 and the custom made version of something we can’t afford and don’t want to save for. 

    Post # 3
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014



    haha omg I’m dumb I just realized what you ACTUALLY asked…for a min there I was like who the f****** has a $5000 stand in lmao….

    Now on to the question…..I have no stand in. If it’s not on I wear nothing but my plain wedding band.

    Post # 4
    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My diamond is irreplaceable, as it is a family heirloom. So if I did get a stand-in, that would be my reasoning.

    Post # 5
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    People choose their stand in’s for all kinds of reasons. Sometines they are more showy than their set, sometimes less. Sometimes its a replica, other times a completely different style. Mine is different.  I wear them at the gym. They are stainless steel with a cz, and the colored bands are dipped in white and rose gold, and my ring is morganite with white gold and diamods. Totally different. <br />I just didnt want my ring to get bent out of shape, as it was startin to get really banged up on the palm side. <br />

    Post # 6
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    i just wear no ring. I don’t like stand-ins for myself. 

    Post # 7
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My engagement ring was less than 5K, and my wedding band cost a little more than 1K because it’s a diamond eternity band. I’m getting a stand-in band mainly because I want something that isn’t blingy for multiple reasons,  but also because my finger feels naked without a ring and I want something I can feel okay going into the ocean and doing anything else with, and I would want this even if they were $50 like the Dragon ring in my profile pic that my FI proposed this. So I put sentimental value is priceless. I even have a little emotional attachment to the cheesy $20 ring with a clear plastic stone, not even CZ, that I wore for 2 months until I got my engagement ring and it turned my finger green for half of that.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  ladyamalthea.
    Post # 8
    382 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted sentimental value is priceless. FI and I designed our dream ring for my e-ring. I set a 5k budget and we ended up spending closer to 4. It’s not terribly expensive so while we could afford to replace it, I wouldn’t want to have to do so. Even if I upgrade in the future I plan to keep my e-ring for life, unless I pass it on to my future son or daughter.

    I have a stand-in now because my ring is in production. After returning my first e-ring I went without a ring while we shopped around and ultimately settled on designing our own. When the wait was getting particularly bad another bee suggested that I wear a stand-in and she was right! I still want my ring but my stand in is special too. It’s totally different than my e-ring. I will likely alternate wearing it and my band when traveling or if there is a risk of damage to my e-ring.

    Post # 9
    2 posts

    I have a stand-in ring that cost $50.  I use it when we travel.  If something happens and it is taken from me, then at least it isn’t the high sentimental value one.

    Post # 10
    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I live in Florida by the beach and go to the gym for weight lifting and am worried to lose/damage my Ering as it sits high, has a very thin band and 4 prong tension setting.   

    But I HATE a naked finger. I keep thinking I’ve lost my ring when I’m out without it. so I got 2 $5 CZ rings off EBay from China.  Both smaller ct size then my real ring and these are rose gold plated while mine is yellow.  But all are solitairs.  i love having these stand ins and wear then 4/5 times a week for a few hours. I thought they would be flimsy made or whatever but they aren’t! Ice even found the SAME CZ rings being sold on etsy for $25! Someone’s importing them an reselling lol 

    Post # 11
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I voted Sentimental value is priceless.

    My ring isn’t worth alot by any means.. it’s a diamond cluster but we didn’t drop tons on it, and it’s probably not worth much, however – I still have a stand in set for when I’m doing really gross things at work. I work with my hands and I’d prefer not to get my ring even more scruffed up then it does in my typical daily life.

    Post # 12
    6450 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    msformaldehyde:  I read it the same way! I was trying to figure out why the poll started at $1000 lol.

    OP: my ring wasn’t very expensive but I didn’t wear it when we took a beach vacation because I was scared to lose it in the ocean. Even if it was expensive- that’s what insurance is for so I guess I would think it’s more  sentimental for most people.

    Post # 13
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    nekonekokat:  I voted on the sentimental value is priceless. I don’t ever want anything to happen to the engagement ring my FI proposed with. That being said, while I don’t have a stand-in yet I will be getting one as we live in Florida and visit the beach/springs frequently and there’s no way my real e-ring will be on my finger on those days! 

    Post # 14
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    msformaldehyde:  MrsBeck:  equally guilty!!! LOL!


    nekonekokat:  only have my engagement ring, but I don’t plan to get a stand-in ring. If I don’t want anything to happen to my ring(s), I just won’t wear them…prefer to keep them safely at home in the ring box!

    Post # 15
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013


    When my ring was getting reset, I bought a $15 stand in ring for fun. Now that I have my actual ring and it fits, I see no reason whatsoever to have a stand-in. I wear mine for everything, and if for whatever reason I did ever take it off, I would just wear no ring. Or just wear my wedding band.

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