(Closed) Are stand-ins necessary?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I have a $20 silver ring that I wear when mine is away getting resized or re dipped. I have little mini flashes of panic if I’m not wearing anything on that finger because I think I have lost them. So it gives me something ‘there’. 

But if I have my ring, it’s what’s on my finger. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I have a stand in. It’s a plain white gold band.  My fingers are really small and even with my ring being sized a quarter size smaller than the jeweler wanted to make it, it still gets really lose if I’m cold, swimming, etc. So Fiance brought up the idea of a vacation band to wear when we’re away or kayaking or whatever. I just don’t like not having a ring on.

That being said I probably could have worn my ring all the time and it would have been fine. But, in 2009 I went to cozumel on a day trip from riviera Maya. And a Mexican man spotted my friend and I and tried to abduct and sell us. My mom was outside of a shop we were in and heard him say “what about those girls?” And the man he was talking to said “you can’t sell them, they’re Americans” and he responded with “then come in the back and see my sister.”  When travelling I would like to give as few reasons as possible to be a target. Diamond + tourist = target. 

I could just be paranoid but, better off paranoid than dead. Just my opinion. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

burstingbee39:  I would say yes they are needed… I am in the process of looking for one for when we travel to cities Iam unfamiliar with, even though people say ohh insurance will cover it (it’s still not the same ring the insurance will replace if we were ring twins I would still feel THIS is not my ring) they are good for pregnancy when your don’t fit, and for certain sports like fishing or camping… Even for the man it really is a good idea, one of my friends husband has lost his ring 2 times and if he had a stand in while doing his manly stuff she wouldn’t be out of $2000 and the sentiment behind the lost original ring.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

BridetoBee2017:  that is so scary … I couldn’t agree more… If they see a big ring on your finger and realize your American =ransoms … Some people are very oblivious to the harsh world around us and IT DOES happen… I see all these posts about insurance will cover the ring … Ok maybe it will but it makes you a huge target 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Are they needed for everyone?  Certainly not.  Some people feel more comfortable having one, and that’s also fine.

I’ve only worn one once, when I went on a work trip by myself to a big city right after we got engaged.  Nothing happened to it, but I was glad to not worry as much about leaving it behind.  I missed my real ring though!!

I have several stand in wedding bands already, and I’m not even married yet!

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m going to be getting a stand in wedding ring. When my fiancé bought my engagement ring, a wedding band came with it as a set. The wedding band is a pavé diamond ring, but I work in a hospital and the policy is that we’re only allowed to wear one plain band. So I’m going to get myself a plain band that I can wear for work 😊 otherwise I’d have to spend most of my time not wearing a wedding or engagement ring!!

Post # 37
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Like others, I had one that I wore when mine was being resized or repaired. I just didn’t like not having something on that finger 🙂

Post # 38
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Newbee

I’d love to get a bright Qalo ring for travel and swimming. I dont really understand a stand in ring with a big CZ. The thieves don’t know it’s fake.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Mandy0721:  it was absolutely terrifying. We literally ran through Cozumel to make it to the ferry to leave we had return tickets for later that evening but we didn’t want to be there after dark after that.  

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