New "Stand-in" Rings …

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Zirconia = cubic zirconia (cz), I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. Or am I missing something and is this Swarovski product different then regular cz? Anyways, beatiful stand in set! It reminds me of the oval one that I’ve been eye-ing as a stand in from berricle.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Can someone please explain what stand-in rings are for? I originally had thought they were to be less ostentatious for traveling, being in dangerous/sketchy/poorer areas, or in situations where something blingy may hinder relations, like a job interview. I wear an eternity band or nothing in these types of situations.

I never quite “got” this new-wave stand-in rings fad.. If one is afraid to be targeted by a robber with a gun, why wear even a large fakey? It still grabs attention off the streets. Sometimes, if I feel quite cautious, I turn my rings in so only the band shows on the outside of my hand. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@madelise:  I 100% agree. When traveling I plan to wear just a wedding band, or possibly just a plain white gold or silver band. I think stand-ins are a fun way to experiment with different styles without breaking the bank. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@madelise:  I was going to post asking this same question. My only thought would be that you don’t care as much if you leave them behind in a hotel room or something.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  Hm.. for getting more fakeys for style purposes, I wouldn’t consider them as “standing in” for anything? They’d just be other rings rather than some incognito item, no? And I love bling, rings, and loud-ass jewelry.. so I’m definitely not bashing on that idea at all. Just inquisitive about the whole stand-in idea. Maybe calling them “my second set, third set, fashion set, etc..” is better? 

@Kir32:  Hotel thing sounds reasonable? Sort of. I’ve always had a safe in my hotel rooms, and I can’t really imagine a situation where you’d forget it in a hotel room. I’m extra sensitive and paranoid when leaving hotels to make sure I didn’t forget a jacket or a pair of panties… I would never leave without my ring!! Lol. BUT, I see your point.. So these would only be worn for vacation? I’m picturing going on a fancy cruise. You want your sparkley to accompany your gorgeous outfits and bikinis while you’re looking amazing. But you’re nervous about it falling overboard the ocean :O Oh god, that just gave me the willies. But then, would you ever wear it when not on vacation? 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVE the floral looking halo.  🙂 My husband is so traditional that he is against stand-in sets unless I was pregnant and mine don’t fit!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

@Brielle:  Thanks. I would not suggest wearing *any* rings at all, even stand-ins, in the water. Water makes your finger super slippery! I’ve had too many friends lose their rings to the ocean 🙁

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@madelise:  I’m not sure.. I haven’t really given it that much thought. I just thought if I had a different set that wasn’t my original engagement ring and wedding band, they would be the stand in for both when I am not wearing them? I don’t have a stand in of anything, so maybe my definition is totally off?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@madelise:  I have no clue! I don’t have, nor do I want, a stand in ring. I wear my ring all the time except when I am cooking and handling raw chicken or something. I was just thinking that it might be a reason for a stand-in. Personally, if I were to be in a bad neighborhood or someplace that I thought my ring might attract unwanted attention, then I would either pop my ring in my handbag or twist it around so it looks like a plain metal band. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@FutureDrAtkins:  haha maybe I’m obsessing over terminology. But it’s bugged me for a while :p I’ve always raised an eyebrow when someone would post a super blingy beautiful stand-in ring.. 

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