Anyone have a second, "cheaper" version of their engagement ring?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee

Since I gave all of my diamond rings to my daughters (as well as sister, niece, & aunt), I no longer need a stand-in.

However, if I know that any place I’m going to be visiting will require entering shady territory, I won’t even wear moissanite or cz’s. I remove all my jewelry and leave it home. 

Post # 32
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Blushing bee

Before I got married I used to wear a stand in ring all the time because of security reasons, and it was completely different from my ering because I wanted it not to be as “flashy” since I have a soleste and I bought a cheap CZ solitaire, and I wanted everyone to know I was engaged.

But now that I’m married I only wear my wedding band, mainly because I don’t remember where I left my stand in ring 😛 but when I find it after we’re all set in our new home I’m not sure if I’ll wear it again, I haven’t thought about it.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

I do! I had to get one myself, I feel uncomfortable wearing my large diamond ring traveling every weekdays so I got a fake one carat off amazon lol

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I have a stand in set for travel. I’m taking it on my honeymoon in 2 weeks. Top is my gold and diamond wedding set and bottom is my sterling silver and cz stand in set.

Post # 35
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Busy bee

I have a fake ring that’s a lot bigger than my real (my partner got me a promise ring and I use that as my engagement stand in) I used it last night to go clubbing! I’d rather lose a £150 ring than a £2000 one. I wore a fake one to not get attention from guys. Drunk guys get handsy and I hate it, if I have a ring no one bothers me! A big flashy ring is noticeable in a club where a plain band would not be!

 

top one is my fake bottom is my real.

Post # 36
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Helper bee

On our honeymoon trip, I bought a stand in cz ring. I wanted one like my own ring but it wasn’t easy to find (pear shape in rose gold). So I just went with something completely different for fun! 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

I think it really depends where you’re travelling. We recently travelled to Myanmar (Burma) and I just wore a pandora band. I was going to buy a wedding set in sterling silver but my husband said why even draw attention to yourself with a bridal set. It wasn’t the place to be flashing around jewellery. So we went with a plain style band. 

Post # 40
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Newbee

I’ve worked/traveled long-term to countries that have low rates of violent crime, but have issues with housekeeping going through the stuff you leave in your apartment or hotel room. My family member had a very valuable antique camera stolen in such a scenario. I’m a waiting bee, but I do have a 2 ct heirloom diamond I look forward to using, and maybe passing on to my future child one day.

Because of the nature of my work I do plan on getting a more subtle ~1.25 ct moissanite ring made to give me something sweet to look at in work zones, but whose financial and sentimental loss wouldn’t weigh on me as heavily as an heirloom stone. Also, diversity is the spice of life. While my true engagement ring will always be treasured, I’m not one to turn down the options to mix and match with stacking rings. 

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I bought stand-ins for travelling and for when I go to work. I take the public transportation, and from where i am, it is not safe to wear or even bring with you vluable items. My stand-ins are from berricle (first photo). Got them on sale for less than $50 i think. The settings are somewhat similar but the stones are a bit bigger than my actual rings. (Second photo)

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

I have 2. The ring he proposed with is my “backup” ring that I’ll wear if we go on vacation, or sometimes if I go out to the bar. I chose my “real” ring which is flashier

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