Post # 1
I hadn’t really thought about it before this past week, but I need a good stunt double ring, possibly set. I brought my ring to be polished and resized. My jeweler sends all of their rings back to the “mothership” in NYC for any work. So I’m without it for two whole weeks! I stopped by Icing and picked up a cheapie CZ but I’ve only been wearing it for two days and it looks like I’ve had it for years, tarnished, copper peeking through, green finger- I even did the clear nailpolish trick! Clearly it’s not going to work.
My set (once I get the band) will end up looking like this.
I need to find a stand in set for times like this and I really am not thrilled with the green finger. My solitaire is .59ct so I don’t want a huge CZ. I was looking at this set on Overstock.com. It’s silver plated with platinum (so no green fingers) and it’s decently close.
Let’s see your stunt double rings! I’d also appreciate any reviews or suggestions!
Post # 3
I got a ring on sale from JC Penny that works as my stunt double. I got it out of the jewelry case. If it is something you will use for travel, etc, you might as well invest in a decent one. I used mine for vacation, since I didn’t want to take my real ering.
Post # 4
What a gorgeous ring, I love the setting!
I suggested to FI a stunt double ring for when we travel and when we take our honeymoon… it did not go over well. He said it’s insured and if anything happened to it, we would just replace it. He said if I didn’t feeling comfortable wearing the e-ring, I could just wear the band, but I would not be wearing a stunt double.
Post # 5
Those rings look very similar. I’m definitely going to look for a look-a-like. Love the idea for vacation! I was stressing wearing my e-ring in the ocean for fear of leaving it in the safe in my room, lol! Thanks for the awesome idea!!
Post # 6
I have never seen a “fake” ring that looks like mine, so if/when I do get a stand in ring, it will have to be a different style. This is a pic of my ring:
And this is what I am thinking of getting: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00000000000000005463000000RCH-002000-CleP?prdNo=9&ViewAll=true&blockNo=84&blockType=G84
Post # 7
@soyjoy222: Hmm, I’ll have to check out JC Penney!
@SweetVanity: Thanks! I’m not really looking for a travel ring, more of something to wear while mine gets polished every year or so. Mine is insured too and I’d prefer to wear the real thing! I just feel so naked without a ring!
@Francescasina: They’re similar in that they’re a solitaire but the main ring really doesn’t look like my e-ring at all. Different cuts, different setting, no side stones. They definitely don’t have to match exactly though. I also checked the specifications on the ring and the center stone is a 2ct+ equiv! Back to the drawing board.
@Mrs. Fireworks: I think that’s a good compromise and a great price!
A lot of what I’m seeing is sterling sliver, but I’m afraid of green fingers. Anyone have input on that?
Post # 8
@Aure: I don’t have a stunt double although I’ve looked. I can’t find anything I like because all the Cz’s are huge and unrealistic to me. So I am talking to my husband about just getting me a plain 2mm white gold band I can wear, that way my finger is not naked. As far as the the silver goes as to not turn your fingers green .925 silver is a good quality and isn’t the cheap kind that you get with the jewlery from clairs, I own tons of pieces in .925 and have never had a problem with my fingers turning green or the silver looking tarnished, and if it does a good polish and its as good as new 🙂 I think the set you picked out is lovely!
Post # 9
I got a stunt set from Amazon free with points that I had from a loyalty programme.
It doesn’t look identical to my ring, but it’s close at a glance.
Post # 10
@Aure: My engagement ring is .925 sterling silver and I have never had a green/discolored finger problem. However, each person is different and have different sensitivity levels to different metals. It looks beautiful and most people assume it’s white gold with half the price (although I correct them and tell them it’s sterling silver lol).
Post # 11
ill be getting a tungsten stunt band for when I have to work on a job site (FH and I own a construction compant, and occasionally I need to work on site)
Post # 12
I stopped by Burlington Coat Factory last night because it’s on my way home. I ended up picking an e-ring and a band. They’re both .925 silver (Thanks ladies!). The band looks almost exactly like the one I’m planning on getting but the e-ring doesn’t look anything like my ring. I don’t have a picture of the band but here is the e-ring.
Post # 13
Although my stunt double actuallly has a white gold/diamond counterpart that I found purely by accident, it’s about 4x my fiance’s budge. So my real ring will not look anything like my stunt double. However, it does look antique, which is what I want, so I figured it was close enough (our jeweler ended up being wolves in sheep’s clothing, so we returned the ring and are currently awaiting the results of a credit card dispute…hence stunt double). If the ring weren’t too expensive, though, I’d definitely consider just getting it:
Real antique ring from Marlene Harris Collection
And stunt double from Overstock!
By the way, to the bee who was concerned about sterling silver, you should be just fine. I’m guessing the issue with the stunt double may have done more with the fact that it was from Icing than the fact it was silver.
Post # 14
I have a stunt double. But I didn’t even try to find one that looked like my set. I just got a cz eternity band set in rhodium-plated sterling silver. I think it cost me about $30.
I actually like having the look of something totally different once in a while. I got just a band because I tend to use my stunt double when I’m doing stuff outside so I didn’t want a big solitaire in those situations anyway.
Post # 15
I have been keeping my eye out for a stunt double but honestly I haven’t seen anything close to my E-ring. I am really hoping to find something as I really don’t want to wear my E-ring around on the beach etc.
Post # 16
I dont have a picture but I actually found a pretty good stunt double for mine at Walmart. I stumbled across it on vacation and bought it on impulse in case I was ever with out my ring. It was $30 and it hasnt turned my finger green but I have only worn it twice.