(Closed) 2+Carat Ring/Personal Safety

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Pull a Michael Jackson…wear one glove! 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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