Wearing ring to Mexico?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had this conversation with my S/O’s good friend from HS and his new wife. The friend and the wife are both from Mexico originally although they live here (the US) now and they went to Mexico for their honeymoon. They told us to NOT wear rings or jewelry of any kind – especially if it is yellow gold. Don’t wear anything that conveys the idea of money or worth. You’re staying at a 5 star resort, but I’m assuming they don’t have a private airport so you will still have to travel somewhat through Mexico outside the resort. The friend and the wife told us that the crime is so high that people would cut your finger off to have the ring and that such events or other types of mugging are not worst case scenario stories, but pretty common….so yeah, I’d leave the ring at home. And hopefully your FI would be more concerned with your safety then staking his territory.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve gone to Mexico three times and have always worn my rings.  All the women at the resorts have them on.  It would never even occur to me not to wear them. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Laurenskii:  When I go away I wear a fake ring. It’s the exact replica of my real ring but it is CZ and plated metal. I had a destiantion wedding and wore my real ring when we went there but normally I would have just worn my fake replica ring. Maybe thing about getting a cheaper less expensive ring to wear when you travel

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Lol, if “humblebrag” ever makes it into the dictionary, I hope this post is used to define it.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@starla:  well aren’t you pleasant and helpful!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Laurenskii:  it depends on where you are going.  i have a home in the yucatan and travel to cancun and that coast all of the time with my rings (btw, they are 8ctw) and i have never had a problem.

if you are going to stay on a resort, you should be fine.  if you plan on visiting the less desirable areas, no.

as for the beach, if your ring turns at all on your finger, don’t wear it on the beach or in the water.  keep it in the hotel safe.

i have personally travelled through neary 50% of mexico by car and have never had a problem.  i didn’t wear my ering b/c it’s big but i still wore my eternity band and it’s 4ctw alone.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@Laurenskii:  Mexico (the resort areas) have less crime then most major cities in the US.  So if you wouldn’t wear your ring to Chicago, or LA, or NOLA then don’t take it to Mexico.  If you would then wear it.

Tourist areas are full of….wait for it…..other tourists, who will be wearing their rings. 

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There are so many rumors about Mexico. Yes, I’ve known people held at gunpoint in Mexico. But I still go to the beach and feel perfectly safe – especially at a resort area. No one is going to cut off your finger for the gold unless you’re somewhere you shouldn’t be, but that’s true for the US. You’re not going to go to sketchy areas in the States, and it’s no different in Mexico. 

Granted, idk how big your ring is. If it’s 10ct, then I’d be wary wearing it anywhere, but if it’s rather average, who cares. I’d be more worried about losing it in the water. So if it’s at all loose, leave it at home.

And if you’re paranoid, leave it at home. Problem solved.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Laurenskii:  Personally, I wouldn’t.  Mexico is not a first world country like the USA, and there are major issues with crime (check out your Country’s Govt Travel Advisories for more info / recommendations for travel abroad)

Mr TTR & I travel a lot, and when we go anywhere we figure might be “sketchy” I just leave my ERing locked up (in our Bank Safety Deposit Box)… or in our Hotel Room / Ship Cabin Safe (ie taking a cruise, but going ashore to a so-so country)

In which case I often opt to just wear my Plain WBand, or scale things back and wear by Sparkly WBand & my Plain WBand together (like this)

In reality you have to be aware that EXPENSIVE Jewellery can and does attract unnecessary attention to tourists (so why do it ?)

At any rate… you aren’t the first Bee to ask this exact same Question.  Here is a link to a previous post (the UPDATE) and it links back to the OP.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/update-would-you-wear-your-rings-in-mexico#axzz2iq8b8C3i

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah I agree with PP.. I know quite a few people that wore a fake ring to their honeymoons/vacations

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laurenskii:   I’d suggest a stand-in ring.  When I travel I wear a CZ ring from Macy’s – it was $12.- and change, on sale.   People have actually admired it!!  

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