(Closed) Anyone else worry about travelling with their engagement ring?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you worry about your ring when you travel?
    Yes, I worry about it and I have a solution (details below) : (23 votes)
    32 %
    Yes, I worry about it but I just wear it anyway : (15 votes)
    21 %
    No, I don't worry about it at all : (31 votes)
    43 %
    Other (because you gotta) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I use jewelers mutual which I understand has more extensive coverage for loss, theft, damage than other forms of insurance. As for out of the country coverage, I’m not sure. Makes me want to check my policy. Anyone else know? 

    Post # 4
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i worrried from the time we bought it to the time we got it insured but i wore it anyway! now I have jewellery insurance and when I took it out i checked that it covers it when we’re out of the country, and also you should check that it would be covered if your Fiance had hold of it for you – like if you decided to go rock climbing (or something!) and he kept it for you, my insurance would also cover that because I have both our names on the policy.  now that i have insurance i never worry at all. and because it’s just insurance covering the one thing at the moment it really didn’t cost much at all.

    but when we move to a house, i’m going to put it on the home contents insurance (not sure what it’s called in US) and ensure that things like jewellery and cameras and stuff are covered when we’re away. usually travel insurance would cover that anyway, which i always take out for medical reasons. so as long as you read the small print on your policies it should be fine but I’d definitely recommend it for peace of mind!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    When I travel I don’t put any ‘important’ jewelry on. Just keep it safe, at home. No worries 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m just going to wear a plain silver band when I don’t want to take my ring out and about. I wear it when I’m working also (I’m an art student, it gets messy) I have yet to get insurance but plan on it in the next couple of weeks

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    stunt ring too! It looks pretty real..I will miss my real rings on our Honeymoon, but it isnt worth lost or theft! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I voted other. Because I think it really depends where you’re going. Traveling pretty much anywhere in the US- I don’t worry about it at all. Traveling to most countries outside the US (Mexico if we were going to a resort, western europe, etc) I wouldn’t worry at all. But if we were going to a poorer country or to a sketchier area… like if we were going to asia or eastern europe or africa or india or something, I’d probably just leave it at home and wear my wedding band. It also has diamonds on it but not so many it’d attract attention i dont think.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not sure if this is an option, but we purchased a personal articles policy through our insurer for my rings, which covers them anywhere and offers appraisal replacement value if stolen, lost, damaged, etc. The total cost was very low – maybe $30/year? It doesn’t make up for the sentimental loss, but I’d rather have a new ring than a loss of that much $$.

    Post # 11
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Not very worried.  It’s insured and not an heirloom that was passed down to me, so while  sentimental, its completely recreatable.  My rings been half way around the world.  It went snorkeling, dove the great barrier reef, hiked around kakadu national park… I don’t worry about my ring so much as worried about general safety, but if safety is a concern, I’d worried about all my jewlery and probably go without any.

    Post # 12
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I also have a family stone which is irreplaceable and no insurance outside of my house. Darling Husband has tried to get it insured but thus far has only been able to get our renters insurrance to cover it if it’s stolen from in our apartment. So, I left it home for our beach honeymoom. Also, if I’m out at night or feel shad, I turn it around so it looks like a silver band and does not attract as much attention as a diamond. On the one hand, I would hate for it to ever be stolen and on the other side I want to wear it and enjoy it so I’m always torn when traveling. I usually leave it at home and wear my wedding band alone if we are taking a long and/or adventerous trip but keep it on for a weekend city trip if that makes sense.

    Post # 13
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I also have a family stone which is irreplaceable and no insurance outside of my house. Darling Husband has tried to get it insured but thus far has only been able to get our renters insurrance to cover it if it’s stolen from in our apartment. So, I left it home for our beach honeymoom. Also, if I’m out at night or feel shad, I turn it around so it looks like a silver band and does not attract as much attention as a diamond. On the one hand, I would hate for it to ever be stolen and on the other side I want to wear it and enjoy it so I’m always torn when traveling. I usually leave it at home and wear my wedding band alone if we are taking a long and/or adventerous trip but keep it on for a weekend city trip if that makes sense.

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wear both my rings everywhere. I wear them on vacation and never took them off during my honeymoon. I just feel like they are safer on me. I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving them in your hotel room on vacation but as long as you keep it on you and it fits correctly you should be fine.

    And if you are worried about getting robbed, from a distance noone is going to be able to tell a CZ from a real diamond and since the CZ is probably bigger it would actually draw more attention.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I went to Costa Rica in June, and even though my ring is covered under a valuable personal property policy, I didn’t wear it. After all, if it got stolen, I wouldn’t care about the money as much as the item itself – I don’t want to lose the ring my Fiance picked out for me and gave me on top of Mt. Whitney!

    I didn’t want to go ringless though, out of sentiment, so I bought a simple band as a placeholder. It worked just fine, and took a load off my mind. I probably won’t do it for normal trips, though, just the “off the beaten path” ones.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I panic a little when I see those pics couples post with their handprints in the sand with their rings stuck into the ring finger. OMG. What if it sinks in the sand? Cause that would sooooo happen to me! haha

    I am obsessed with teensy micro pave bands but they won’t fit with my e-ring so I’m thinking about buying a cheap one to travel with. The jeweler who made my ring never uses the same ring cast twice – doesn’t even keep them! – so my ring would be very hard to replicate just from pictures if something happened to it.

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