Post # 1
Does anyone here worry about getting mugged/robbed for your engagement ring or because of your engagement ring? I’ve never been mugged before but being that I live in NYC, I have been pickpocketed 2 times and my car has been broken into several times. (parked in Manhattan in decent neighborhoods and I do not dress in a flashy way)
My ring is around 2.5, not uncommon in NYC but I sometimes get paranoid when I’m walking around at night, or if a stranger in a public place looks at it or compliments my ring because it makes me wonder who else noticed it or if it is too flashy.
When I see women with big or much larger rings (3-5 CTs) that I can see from across the room, I often wonder if they’ve ever been targeted for it or if they feel safe wearing it.
I’ve always liked bling, but I feel like it is dangerous, if someone can see it on the street or from 5+ feet away. Am I being paranoid?
What precautions do you take when wearing your ring and are you concerned? I always turn it around on the subway or if I’m in a not too nice neighborhood. And I do not wear it if traveling to an “unsafe area.” Also, are you planning to wear your Engagement Ring after you get married? If so, would you wear it once you have kids?
Post # 3
I do not have a ring that big, but it is about 2 carats total, and with my band it will be over 3. I have it scheduled on my insurance so if something were to happen to it, I could replace it. That is the first thing I did. I have turned around my ring as well, and that’s what I tend to do the most.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My ring is “only” 1.25, and Mr. LK gets very nervous when we are on the metro or in a city neighborhood. I just spin my ring around so that the stones are on my palm side.
Post # 5
my ring is about 1ct. but i’m not going lie, i have thought about this before – particularly when i first got it and when i would walk into gas stations by myself or something. mostly just paranoid – Chances are it isnt going to happen and honsetly i dont think much about it anymore.
@lovekiss: thats a great idea, turning it around!
Post # 6
@lovekiss: That’s what I was about to recommend … I spin mine around on the train and my stone is only .75 carats – I have no clue what I am going to do about my wedding band it’s an eternity ring.
Post # 7
I have “only” a 0.92 plus two 0.25 side stones. My Fiance actually lectured me the other day that we have insurance and should the situation come up, he expects me to hand over the ring. Quickly.
I’ve only had the ring a month, so I’m guessing I’ll just take it off if I go to more dangerous locales and spin otherwise.
Post # 8
I always joke that Fiance shouldn’t worry, I’ll just pop the ring in my mouth and swallow it. Seriously we ahve insurance on the ring and while I would be heartbroken to loose my ring, it isn’t worth getting injured or worse over it.
Post # 9
Definitely get it insured. I trun mine around on the subway and try to cover it with my other hand when I am sitting. It is worrisome, but what can you do?
Post # 10
When I first got my ring, I would turn it whenever I was walking downtown by myself or in the parking garage. I have become more lax about it in the last few months, but I still worry about it.
PS: My center stone is only 1K.
Post # 11
i live in chicago and my ring is a little less than 1ct. i had someone come up to me on the train in the morning and tell me that i should always turn my ring inside my hand because the previous week she saw someone get their finger cut off with a cigar cutter. i find that hard to believe, but i definitely turned it around for the rest of the ride since the woman looked a little sketchy herself, haha! i usually dont’ worry about it though.
Post # 12
My ring is 1.25 and i get worried. fiancé told me that his comfort level is 1.25 because any larger and he would be worried sick since I go to grad school at night and take the bus.
We have great insurance coverage but fiancé concerns is what people would do to get it because chances are they won’t just simple ask politely. I do the “spin” move as well and leave it at home if I’m going on vacation without fiancé or somewhere unfamiliar.
I do plan on wearing them all together after we get married next month. (epppp!) and when we have kids I plan on still wearing them. The only concern I have is that if the diamonds do start to scratch our child then I may change the setting or switch to a plain wedding band.
I’ve wondered about peoples safety with large rings too. But then when I see the larger diamonds in person, most of the time the ladies aren’t in the same lifestyle situation as me. they probably don’t take the bus or are in school or are much older than me. So I can see how they maybe wouldn’t have the situations come up that would make them question safety the same way.
Post # 13
Hey! I’m in your shoes..even though I have insurance on it, I’m still paranoid. I always turn it in when I am alone and walking to/from work in/out of the subway. But, when I’m with my Darling Husband, unless we are in a sketchy neighborhood, I do not turn it in.
Post # 14
Mine is less than a carat but I flip it into my palm like PPs in shady areas. Chances are no one will notice it but why take the chance?
Then again, with a 2ct+ ring, you can always deck your attacker “Jerry Maguire” style. 🙂
Post # 15
Pull a Michael Jackson…wear one glove! 🙂
Post # 16
Mine is 1 carat solitaire plus a third carat half eternity and even I get the hairy eyeball sometimes. I was traveling by myself in TX, taking the public bus from my hotel to downtown, and a guy who openly admitted being drunk commented on my ring and “how someone must reaaaaally love me” – I brushed it off and he was harmless, but I turned it to my palm as soon as I could politely.