spinoff: travelling with rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I wear my ring when we travel to luxury destinations. It’s insured, and I hate to be without it. I have a “travel ring” that I bought for excursions that are “off the beaten path.” I wear it whenever I feel uncomfortable wearing my real ring. I trust that instinct. I chose a gorgeous marquise CZ with tapered baguettes in sterling silver from a jewelry store in St. Louis. It was, ironically, exactly the same style and carat weight as the first ring I fell in love with, so there is an emotional attachment to it, oddly enough. : )

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@trainergirl:  For your situation, wear it on a necklace.

In general, I wear my rings when I travel. I am only traveling to first-world countries so I don’t see it as less safe than wearing it around my own city. And I don’t have a bank safe, so if I left it at home it would just be in my house, so still at risk of getting stolen.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ill never take it off. If anyone wants it that badly they will have to cut off my finger. I just wouldnt want to give any one the oppurtunity to steal it or give myself the chance to lose it.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have a tungsten band I bought for about 5 dollars thats what I’ll wear when I travel.  I also often wear it to my part time job because of the creppy people that are showing up.  The dogs watch the house when I’m not there.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am a Bride with 2 WBands (both blessed and given during the Wedding Ceremony)… one is Sparkly & one is Plain.

When I am in situations where I don’t feel comfortable wearing my Sparkly Rings (my ERing also has a lot of Glitter going on) then I just wear my Plain WBand

In this way, I never am in a situation where I go without unless I choose to do so

(Examples… I take my Sparklers off when I do Home Renovations – Painting – Gardening – Deep Cleaning – Baking & Cooking that gets my hands messy – Working Out in the Gym – Water Sports like Snorkelling & Scuba – and when travelling to “sketchy” places)

In most of these situations, I am still able to wear my Plain WBand… which clearly shows the world I am married, and is the norm for most countries the world over (Plain vs Diamonds)

In your situation, line of work, I would suggest something similar.  If you are going somewhere you feel that your Diamonds would attract the wrong kind of attention* then leave them locked up

(When we are in a City / Place and going out somewhere not ideal… I leave them locked up in the Hotel Room / Ship Cabin Safe.  When I am going on an extended vacation to a Country that isn’t deemed to be as safe as home… I leave them behind in my Bank’s Safety Deposit Box)

As other Bee’s have mentioned you could wear your Rings on a chain around your neck while you are working… giving massages.  If I was you, I would probably do this… but only if it was a PLAIN Ring… again a sparkly one might attract attention, and it is a lot easier for someone to grab your ring by the chain (and dangerous to your neck) and steal it than it is to get it off your finger*, or out of a locked Safe.

*NOTE – Re: Rings attracting the wrong kind of attention / being mugged for them

Honestly, I HAVE NEVER understood the idea of wearing a Cz Stunt Double… It may look nice, BUT NO BAD GUY IS EVER going to stop and ask you “Is this REAL Diamonds or is is just Czs ??” as they mug you at knife or gun point.  So it makes NO SENSE to me that someone thinks this is a sensible thing to do when travelling.  ALL THE BAD GUY SEES IS GLITTER… and possibly a wealthy North American !!

Protect yourself, protect your Rings.  Find ANOTHER workable solution.

Mr TTR & I travel a lot… I thought long and hard before our Wedding how I was going to deal with the fact that he had bought me a GORGEOUS Diamond ERing… that wasn’t going to be practical for all the situations we find ourselves in when we travel.  I believe I have found the best one.

Sides, it isn’t like we are away in “sketchy” places on all our trips.  My actual percentage without my Sparkly Rings is relatively small. 

(In the 6+ months we’ve been married, the occasions have been few… and they usually were for just a few hours – Bar Hopping in New Orleans – Snorkelling in St Lucia were 2 times… both times the Rings were locked up in Hotel Room / Ship Cabin Safes.  Other times at home were for the various other activities I mentioned)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I rarely wear my engagement ring at home anyway since we’ve been married, and I don’t travel with it. I travel quite regularly within Africa and I prefer not to have anything too flashy – my ring isn’t terribly valuable, money-wise, but it’s large enough to attract attention and other people aren’t necessarily going to know it’s not valuable. It’s not worth my safety to wear it. I just wear my plain wedding band when I’m out of the country working.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I spend significant amounts of time in developing countries, so as such, I just have a small wedding band I can use when I am there. I wear my larger engagement ring at home, and my really thin wedding band elsewhere. No need to draw attention to myself with my big ol’ rock!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Can you buy one of those ring holding necklaces on Etsy? 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@trainergirl:  I think if you’re concerned about losing the ring and don’t want to look single a stunt double is a good option for you. This way if you take it off and forget it, it’s disappointing but not heartbreaking. And, you’ll have a ring so won’t look single.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wear mine on vacation unless it’s in a country that’s known for not being super safe (i.e. Jamaica, Bahamas, etc). I would wear it around the resort in those places but if we went on an excursion away from the resort, I have a CZ stand-in ring. That way if I lose it, someone tries to steal it, or I take it off for some reason and forget it, it’s only $30 lost.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t travel outside the country with my rings because most of our travel involves scuba diving, and while most places don’t tell women to take off their rings, sparkle under water can attract predators that I don’t want to tangle with.  I also don’t want to leave my rings in a hotel safe, though, because even if they are insured, they still have a lot of sentimental value.

I bought a couple Tungsten bands for like $15 each on amazon (one silver toned, one rose gold toned) and I take those with me to wear on vacations (I don’t like to be ring-less either).  If they get stolen or lost, eh, whatever.  Plus I can wear them underwater and they’re not as shiny, so less chance of attracting unfriendly fish.

That said, when we travel within the country, I’ll just wear my rings.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought a stand-in set from Berricle for our trip to California. I don’t want to risk losing them on vacation or having them stolen from the hotel room. Even though they are insured nothing can replace the sentimental value.

Once when I went to Europe with a tour group a gal left her e-ring in the hotel safe after we had checked out. Pretty much ruined her vacation until she got it back several days later. No thanks!

 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@trainergirl:  I travel with quite a bit of jewellery generally speaking; each piece isn’t crazy expensive, but the total is quite high (few thousand $). It goes in my hand luggage/hand bag, and then straight into the safe when I arrive at the hotel. I’ve had no issues, plus it’s all insured. If I’m going out on a trip and feel it would be inappropriate to wear a big, blingy diamond ring, it stays in the safe, and I wear either a cheap cubic zirconia ring, or a very small, simple 0.25ct silver diamond solitaire.

In your position, I would likely leave it in the safe while I was working, or, as another poster suggested, wearing it on a chain around my neck. If that wasn’t possible (eg the places I was staying didn’t have safes), I would leave my ring home and get a stunt double/cheap stand-in.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

The only time I’ve ever not traveled with mine was to Cuba. I went with my friend, not my fiancé. I’ve worn it in the Caribbean and will be bringing it on our honeymoon. I don’t go anywhere so awful that I would be worried about it. 

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