Should I get a stand in? Or just get over myself?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get a stand in? Or just get over myself?
    Get a stand in - CZ replica : (31 votes)
    27 %
    Get a stand in - something different, but blingy! : (15 votes)
    13 %
    Get a stand in - plain band : (14 votes)
    12 %
    No stand in - wear only wedding band : (9 votes)
    8 %
    No stand in - and, girl, get over it! : (47 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly I wouldn’t wear it if you at the stables, your FI is right what happens if you lose a diamond or worse…

    Post # 4
    Member
    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @codysgirl16:  Once my mom’s erings prongs got caught on one of the nylon halter straps and the horse pulled away and she nearly lost her finger, luckly the ring flew off instead.

    ETA: She then got a bezel setting. 

     

     

    Post # 5
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    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would totally get a cz for those moments. why not?

     

    ETA: actually, I would wear a CZ for when you don’t want to wear your real ring, but nothing horse riding. just remembered a terrifying accident my dad had.

    Post # 6
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    4218 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Honestly, I would get a stand in for when you’re doing rougher activities. Like a plain band or something. It’s a stunning engagement ring and it would be a shame for it to get bashed up. 

    Post # 7
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    6030 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t think you should wear your ring for things like gardening and horse stables, but I also don’t think you need a stand-in for those activities. Taking the ring off doesn’t make you any less committed. It just protects the ring. And the garden soil couldn’t care less if there’s a ring on your finger. I think if the situation were different, it would be worth a stand-in. Like if you were a bartender and always had your hands in lemon slices and ice bins, and were there for a full shift five days a week. But it’s a little excessive for just recreational things!

    Post # 9
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    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    It definitely took me a long time to be comfortable going anywhere without my ring, but now I take them off fairly often (especially when I’m doing something where I could actually LOSE it, never mind just losing a diamond). My ring combo is very unique and would be almost impossible to replace, even with insurance! Think how sad you would be if something happened to your ring and you couldn’t find it 🙁

    So, I think it’s probably smart to take it off for horse-related activities (and before long, you will get so used to not having it on your finger during that stuff that if you forget to take it off, you’ll instantly notice and be like “well crap, now I have to worry about this ring while I do XYZ activity”). I take mine off to run, especially trail running, because who knows?

    A decent stand-in is a good thing to own anyhow, in case the ring ever needs to go in to get serviced, etc. So definitely buy one, and if you want to wear it instead of nothing for those diamond-unsafe activities, go for it!

    Post # 10
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    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i wouldn’t wear your ring while doing these activities.  go without or get a plain band.

    Post # 11
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    1174 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I don’t see why you can’t just wear a plain band. Doesn’t have to be your wedding band, just a cheap silver or titanium (if you want durable!) or whatever plain band.

    Simply because of YOUR OWN safety, not the ring’s, it seems like a bad idea to wear this ring, or another like it. Don’t risk your fingers girl!

    Post # 12
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    872 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @codysgirl16:  Well it could probably still get hooked in some way, but it has no prongs and it’s more band like so it’s less likely to get attached because it’s inside the metal.

     

     

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    2575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Gorgeous ring! I would probably err on the side of caution with it.  My FI is turning out to be much more cautious with my ering than I am (I guess it makes sense, he DID pay for it..).  A few weekends ago we were planting our gardens and he told me I was insane for wearing my ring.. uhh — it’s just dirt, it washes off, see? 😉

     

    He also gets a little anal about me running with my ring on, but I DID take a nasty fall once while running and scratched the back of my band (re-dipping my ring solved that problem though).  I’m the same way — we have insurance on it for a reason!  Maybe I need to get a stand in, as well.

    Post # 16
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    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I happen to agree with your FI on this one.  If you like bling, and want a stand-in, how about something like a channel set or bezel set band?  It’ll be low profile, won’t snag, and still give you some bling.  Then you can also have a plain band if you want as your wedding ring.

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