(Closed) Are stand-ins necessary?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I certainly don’t have a need for one, but I want to buy one for my Fiance.  We’re both afraid that he’ll lose his wedding band within 2 weeks of us getting married.  I really want to just buy him a few qalo rings for everyday, then tell him that I prefer that he only wear his real band on special occasions.  I’m sure he wouldn’t fight me on this.  He knows that he’d lose his own head if it weren’t attached to his body.

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I don’t plan on having a stand in, I will likely just get a plain wedding band so that I can always wear it in any situation and leave the e-ring at home if I’m worried about losing it or ruining it.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a stand-in that I wear to work. I use lots of bleach and all in all my job is hard on jewelry. It’s a $23 CZ from Amazon in a similar setting to my official ring. Once we’re married I’ll probably just wear a tungsten band or a Qalo ring to work. 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

burstingbee39:  I have one that I wear on vacation. I like it because I don’t have to keep constant track of my ring… I can wear the stand in in the pool, in the ocean, etc. Otherwise, I have to take my real ring on and off and place it somewhere safe. I also wear it if I’m going to the beach for a day for the same reason.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Although, I will say if my fingers swell up alot when I’m pregnant in the future id probably get a band to wear.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My jeweller isn’t located in the same state so sometimes when I send my ring off for cleaning / re-plating, I’m without it for a couple of weeks. So I have a cheap CZ ring that’s a little gaudy (and I love it!) and wear that instead. But I have insurance for my ring so I wear it everywhere else. I’d hate if I had to leave it behind for holidays – sometimes we travel for weeks at a time. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I don’t have one yet- however, I completely understand why some women get them. I would not want to be worried about losing it in the ocean or getting sand or sunscreen in it. And if I took it off for such activities, I would be afraid that I may lose it. Yes- there is insurance for that, but the sentimental value is much greater than what insurance covers. It may be replaced, but it won’t be the original.

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper

I don’t own a stand in and see no need for one. I wear my ring everywhere, but if I couldn’t I certainly  don’t need one just to show strangers that I’m married. And a real looking fake doesn’t exactly ward off anyone from assaulting or robbing you. I am with those who don’t really get it. 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have a little cheapy one for when Fiance and I are doing something together that might get my ring dinged up or dirty.  With all the pave it would be a nightmare to clean.  I like the feel of a ring on that finger now that I’m used to it and like TheGridMonster said, it really made me feel uneasy, thinking I lost it.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I got a Berricle ring for my honeymoon that is completely different than my engagement ring. If silly and fun, and I didn’t have to worry about ocean, pool, sunbloc, too many cocktails etc.  A stand in def wasn’t necessary, but it gave me peace of mind. 

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

***I’m on my phone and I am struggling to edit. Please forgive the typos! Yikes!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Not necassary, but I just got one from berricle (hope to have it this week!). When we travel, I don’t want to take my rings as I don’t trust hotel staff. I do not wear my rings on the beach (which is our standard vacation) so that means my ring will be sitting in a safe during the day when maids are in the room. Call me paranoid but I would rather have my $30 stand in stolen rather than have my e ring and wedding ring stolen. Not only because of the costs. But because of the sentimental value as well.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

They aren’t needed, but nice to have if you want one.  I’ve had to send my ring in a couple of times for repairs because it has a delicate setting, and I feel lost without my ring even though I don’t own a stand-in myself.  If I was going on a tropical vaca I’d probably leave my ring at home or get a stand-in just so that I’m not worried about losing it if I was going snorkeling or something.

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I just like more rings 🙂 but of course they’re not necessary

Post # 30
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Worker bee

For traveling, I think it depends on the place you’re traveling to. I travel a lot to the Dominican Republic as I have family there. A plain stand in wedding band would be ideal for not only could your original ring and all its sentimental value get stolen but you could also get hurt while being robbed if you happen to find yourself in the wrong part of town. Wearing nothing at all would be best in this situation but some people do feel quite odd without a ring.

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