(Closed) Anyone have a “fake” ring for dirty/rough jobs?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you wear a substitute ring for certain activities?
    Yep - I have one and i wear it whenever I don't think the situation is safe for my real one. : (30 votes)
    33 %
    I thought I would, but now i can't bring myself to part with my real one. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Maybe - it hadn't occurred to me before. Off to Ebay I go! : (3 votes)
    3 %
    No - I just take it off/leave it at home when I'm doing something "dangerous" for it : (43 votes)
    47 %
    No - I never want to take off my real ring, regardless of what I'm doing. : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Other. : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I just take off the e-ring and leave on my band. 

    Post # 4
    5 posts

    I used to do a lot of international travel for work, sometimes to some not-so-safe countries. I’d always leave my real rings (engagement + wedding) at home, and just wear a super cheap silver-plated band. I wore it so much that now I’m a little attached to it, and sometimes wear it on my right hand even when I’m home in the US!

    Post # 5
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    You’re new yet, marquisemiss.  I’m guessing, in a little while you’ll find it easier to just take your ring off, rather than replace it with a fake just to workout or garden.  Wait until you have kids and can’t get the darn thing on your hands, LOL.  Then you won’t want to get it sized because you swear you’ll fit into it again someday.  (But I digress.)

    Post # 6
    38 posts
    • Wedding: October 2009

    This is silly…just take leave the ring in a safe place when you’re going to the gym or doing other "dirty" jobs.

    Post # 7
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Mine isn’t too expensive to begin with – less than 100$ – with my job taking me out to sea and everything else I do, I wouldn’t want the responsabilty of something worth more 🙂 That being said, I pretty much never take off my Ering.

    Post # 8
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I’ve heard of people doing this, and I’d probably just wear a simple band. I think it would be okay to go without for brief periods of time, but I’d prefer to have something on my hand I guess.

    Post # 9
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I just take it off when I do dishes or anything really dirty.  I wear my ring when I work out, but not when I lift weights. 

    I just went in to the jeweler for my wedding band and they toild me they needed my e-ring for a week so they could custom fit my band, etc.  I don’t like the thought of it though!

    Post # 10
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    For my Jewish wedding ceremony, I will need a plain wedding band with no stones in it. That will become my ring for trips or occasions where I don’t want to risk my e-ring and matching band.

    Post # 12
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I don’t need a backup, but we bought fiance two wedding rings.  One that he can wear while doing construction, house renovations or other dirty work, and another that will be a nice everyday and dress up ring.  The fact of the matter is that he plays hard and if we were expecting one ring to handle it all, it would be a hot mess.

    Post # 13
    11 posts

    I am a marine biologist, so my hands are always in salt water. Alot of us have solid gold bands we wear on a daily basis and just wear our wedding sets on the weekend.

    Post # 14
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have 2 engagement rings so I don’t need a fake one. I have tons of other rings though that could go on that finger in the event of a rough activty or traveling through a shady area.

    We are getting my hunny the cheapest ring possible though because he is never going to wear it- he’s a mechanic so there is no point in spending the extra money on something that will sit in a drawer

    Post # 15
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am going to be a 3 ring wife.  My e-ring is a one of a kind vintage inspired blingy thing, and we’re getting a custom wedding band to match that can’t be worn alone.  However, since blingy rings do not fit under motorcycle gloves, and I’ve lost more than one ring while riding gloveless, we’re investing in (what is likely to become a series!) a simple silver band (maybe titanium) for me to wear while riding – my main mode of warm weather transportation.  Just like you, I hate not having a ring on and this is a good compromise for us.  So do what works for you – not every situation is perfect for the real bling!

    Post # 16
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not getting a "fake" ring, but I’m getting a second, plain, band (my original has channel set diamonds that match my e-ring).  I wash my hands often, and am constantly pulling gloves on and off for work.  I actually know someone that inadvertently pulled their wedding band off while removing gloves. 

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