(Closed) "Are you sure you want to carry about that much?" Ring Question

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did the worry of walking around with an expensive object on your hand effect your ring decision?

    Heck no, I want people to see it and know its expensive!

    Kinda of, it crossed my mind but I got something "flashy" anyways

    Kinda of, it crossed my mind and I went with something less "flashy"

    Yes, I decided to tone down the wedding band

    other: explain

    EDIT: No, it has never crossed my mind

  • Post # 47
    Member
    6317 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @miss narwhal:  That’s what insurance is for. Worst case, if I do get mugged one day, they can have the ring. It’s replaceable. It would really suck to have this happen but it’s not worth your life.

    Post # 49
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    1074 posts
    Bumble bee

    Nope. I don’t think most muggers are targeting diamond rings. They’re looking for cash and credit cards, not something they have to pawn. Moreover, most (most, not all) are men and probably don’t know what a diamond ring is worth. Finally, even if they’re blingy, they’re often not real so what’s the point in mugging someone for something that’s worth $10?

    Post # 50
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I only worry about it when travelling – and my ering and my wedding band are soldered together, so I have a simple silver band for when we’re travelling.

     
    ETA:  @artichokey: When my parent’s place was broken into when I was a kid, the theives took my mom’s CZ earrings that were worth about $20, and left the expensive heirloom jewellery because they didn’t know better and just took what looked the most expensive.
     

    Post # 51
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    6304 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    None of the options fit me.

    No, I wasn’t / am not concerned about having something so expensive on my finger, but I don’t want to “show it off so people know it was expensive”. I certainly don’t WANT anything to happen to it, but it’s insured for that very reason. If something were to happen, it’s covered under insurance and I’d get a new one. 

    Post # 52
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    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @GFerg:  Yes, this. My engagement ring has a plain backside, so I just flip it around if I feel worried. But I don’t go out of my way to flash it, either.

    But it is cold here most days, so I can just wear gloves too.

    Post # 53
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    3518 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @miss narwhal:  Yes, I have thought about it. My ring was around 1k, and even that seems like a lot to be carrying around all the time to me! I think if it was a lot more expensive than that I’d feel uncomfortable. This is true especially because I love to travel but I like to explore in sometimes less touristy and less safe areas, so I’d feel slightly more at risk and also a little rudely showy if I had a giant blingy rock.

    Part of the reason I love it is that it’s beautiful but doesn’t make me self conscious.

    Post # 54
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    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t think being targeted would be my first thought, but I am going to get a plain wedding band so that I can take off the flashy engagment ring when I go swimming or such things!

    Post # 55
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    319 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I would be mortified if i lost my ring… thats 3,000 down the drain 🙁

    Post # 56
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    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m not a flashy person in general, but the ring that I chose is less flashy than one I would’ve chosen as my “dream ring”, for 2 reasons.  

    One, the practicality of my chosen ring fits my profession well (gloves, hand washing, hands on clients alot).

    Two, I work with many clients of lower socioeconomic status and didn’t feel comfortable wearing 1ct while I’m telling them where to access the local food banks.  Cool for others, but just doesn’t sit well for me.

    Post # 57
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    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Thought never crossed my mind. Then again I was the only kid in preschool wearing rubies and diamond rings. Jewelry is a big family thing but I guess you’re right. 

    Post # 58
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    855 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @miss narwhal:  I thought about it but chose the one I wanted anyway! I live in a safe city! 🙂

    Post # 59
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    @miss narwhal:  Never thought about it before getting engaged, but I think of it now when I walk in sketchy areas or am by myself somewhere.  I often turn my diamond backwards thinking if there isn’t a big flashy diamond in sight, no one will want to steal a couple plain gold bands.  It’s a thought, but I wouldn’t let it hold you back from getting a fabulous ring!

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