Post # 1
Does anyone here have a stand in ring that they use?
i love my engagement ring but although it wasnt too expensive i still feel like i baby it far too much. I bought a stand in ring whilst mine was at the jewellers being sized and now im rather attached to it.
My Fiance doesnt really mind me wearing the stand in (i generally wear it when attending the garden and sometimes to work if i know im going to be doing cleaning or something.) but i kinda prefer wearing my cheapy stand in to the real thing…far less worried about damaging it.
Does anybody else worry about damaging their ring.
EDIT: My ring has the insurance we bought at the stone but it doesnt cover if stolen or lost, only damaged.
Post # 3
I bought this ring from QVC to wear to the gym, out in the yard etc. I love my “real” ring much more, but got this one to reduce the chance of damaging the real deal.
Post # 4
My stand in ring is a pathetic, teeny, plain rose gold band. I wore it to clinicals, just so I’d have something on my finger stating I was married. After hitting my hand on the x-ray table and knocking my diamond loose, I’d never go back to wearing my real ring there, or anywhere else dangerous.
Before that, I tried buying a CZ stand in from Claires, but stones fell out already. Here’s a poor pic.
Post # 5
My Fiance does joke saying he could have just bought me a £5 ring which is true! i didnt ask for an expensive engagement ring-although i love what he chose for me.
Also my real ring gets damaged easily because im left handed and im really hard on my hands. being my dominant hand for cleaning and what have you its easier to wear a stand in. Fi said why i dont i wear my engagement ring on my right hand….i could do that and wear my cheap on on the right hand ???
Post # 6
If I bought a stand in, I’d go for a plain white gold or silver band. Some here have some very pretty CZ replicas, but that’s just not me. If I wore a replica, I’d always want to be wearing my real ering instead. Sorry, I know that’s not helpful. Just something to consider 🙂
Post # 7
@ChocolateLime: You should probably look to insure it properly. Sounds like all you have is a warranty. That would give you a much better piece of mind.
There’s lots of threads here on ring insurance. I did a quick quote and it would cost around $200 per year to insure a ring over $20K… so it’s a really good deal: https://www.perfectcircleinsurance.com/ – I am considering using them when I get my ring.
I see nothing wrong w. wearing a stand-in ring for yucky tasks like gardening, though!
Post # 8
I did, it was a cheapo ring but I only wore it to places like the beach…the rest of the time I just took my engagement ring off. Now that I’m married, I can just wear my band since it’s plain, and not worry about my engagement ring!
Post # 9
i have a CZ from berricle that looks identical to my ering. i wear it on vacation and to the beach, hiking, etc.
Post # 10
Me! I just got it Saturday. My fi got me a beautiful pearl engagement ring, the one I wanted. Silly me didn’t know how delicate pearls are, and to add on I’ve gained weight recently and it’s tough to get the ring on and off. Since I have to take it off when I shower/ do my hair and makeup/ sleep ext, I figured I would get a cheapy stand in until we get my actual ring set. Plus I didn’t feel comfortable not wearing a ring to work.
Post # 11
@CaptainSpaulding: I’d go for a plain white gold or silver band. Some here have some very pretty CZ replicas, but that’s just not me. If I wore a replica, I’d always want to be wearing my real ering instead.
Post # 12
I just bought a brand new band so my “old” one will be my stand in:
Sorry kinna fuzzy and huge!
Post # 13
I bought a 2mm titanium band to wear when I don’t want to wear my diamond ring. Here is a picture of it with my e-ring.
Post # 14
I got a stand in from jtv.com, I wear it if I go swimming or to the beach or will be outdoors all day.
Post # 15
@918Lux: How much was this? I want it.
Post # 16
@Waitingbee57: Sorry I am just now seeing this! It was around $50..if you check out the QVC site they have a lot of good CZ rings 🙂