UK Bees – Should I leave my ring(s) at home?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m marrying a guy from the UK, and I just asked him this question, and he gave me a very strange look. As long as you’re not flaunting it, you’ll be fine. He says Banbury is not a bad place at all, good shopping lol.

London is awesome!! It’s very cosmopolitan. I go there yearly and I would not be afraid to wear my ring there (haven’t had the chance yet).

Post # 4
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7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I think you’ll be OK. The only thing I will say is that I have seen women with big rings on the London underground, and to my mind then it immediately makes me think “modestly dressed… no other bling… large e-ring… ah, I know! An American!”

So I’d say it’s fine as long as you don’t mind being immediately identified as an American, LOL!

Post # 5
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7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

PS I know that I posted on here before about how having a big ring can make you seem like bit of a “CHAV”, in the eyes of other Brits. It’s can be a bit of a stigma.

Don’t worry about that… we all know the difference between an American and a CHAV… honest! Nobody will mistake you for one.

Post # 6
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39 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hey traveler!  I’m a Chicagoan living in London, and my e-ring has never been an issue, and it’s not exactly modest either. If you do happen to find yourself in a dodgy area whilst you’re here, I’d just turn the ring around so the center stone faces my palm. But I would not worry at all! Enjoy your trip!

Post # 7
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Lol you’ll be fine. I wear my ring and I live in London, walked back home late at night wearing it and I’m still here to tell the tale. You’ll be absolutely fine. Unless you are in some rubbish areas, in which case just keep your head down and walk on, but on the whole you’ll be fine. 

Post # 8
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9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think you’ll have any greater risk to your ring while traveling than you normally have at home.

Post # 9
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2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You’ll be fine. Banbury is safe as houses and London is OK too since I very doubt that you’ll be hanging around in the sort of obviously dodgy neighbourhoods where you’ll attract attention. In any case, most opportunist thieves will want your iPad and phone. Not to try and chop your finger off.

The UK really is a very safe place and London and Banbury are not like downtown Detroit.

Post # 10
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10856 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@NAvery: I think you’ll be fine. By the way there is some lovely countryside around Banbury – quite picture postcode like as it borders the Cotswolds.

Post # 11
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5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

You’ll be fine to wear your rings. 

Post # 12
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263 posts
Helper bee

I literally cannot believe this was even asked. Do you think women in London don’t wear engagement rings?

If you seriously believed even for a second that you can’t wear a nice ring in England without fear of being mugged, then suddenly all the questions on the internet from Americans with irrational paranoia about travel in general seem a lot less crazy…

Post # 13
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@NAvery:  I read your question as being more about whether you’d stand out socially rather than on security grounds. On social – yes, yours will be on the larger side, but (especially in London) it’s not big enough to make you stand out. I wear my engagement ring, with a higher total carat weight than yours, in London and Banbury and I’ve never felt that I overly stood out. 

If your question was more security related: don’t be ridiculous, you’ll be fine. 

Post # 14
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1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@AmyJCardiff:  She is not saying shes paranoid about wearing it. She just wanted to make sure she wouldnt stand out and wasn’t sure if a ring like the one she has is/is not socially acceptable. No need to give out to her – it was just an honest question. 

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