(Closed) Buying a " fake" or "place holder" ring

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Place holder ring?

    Yes, I have done it.

    No, but it's a good idea.

    No, I wear my original everywhere.

  • Post # 3
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    One of my friends did that before she got married for the 2nd time. She didn’t have an engagement ring, so she bought a fake one to wear when we would go out ‘on the town’, just to avoid any awkwardness if she got hit on and had to explain she was engaged with no ring. It worked!

    I personally wouldn’t get a fake one for any reason other than MAYBE traveling out of the country (which I don’t do anyway), or doing a lot of outdoor work…and then I probably just wouldn’t wear mine at all. As far as when it’s being cleaned, I’d just go without it til it was done, but it just depends on how much having something on your finger means to you.

    Post # 4
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t worry about it, and just wear my ring. I use common sense, and don’t wear my rings to the beach/pool or when working out. My ring is insured, and while I don’t want to lose it, I don’t stress about it happening.

    As for the fake when traveling, if someone is going to try and rob you they’re going to do it no matter what. Yeah they’d get a fake and not the real deal, but like I said, it’s insured. 

    Post # 6
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    Our jeweler had to keep my ring for a while to make a curved band that fit it. I just wore another ring (probably what ladies in the ring forum say is a RHR), but it was big and uncomfortable.  I would up buying a faux-diamond as we were cutting through JC Penny at the mall.  This was back when they had sales, so after the clerk was done ringing and taking discounts, it was something like 75% off.

    i also wore that ring On our honeymoon.  I didn’t want to worry about getting sunscreen, pool chemicals, etc. on it.  No idea if those things are problems for rings, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to keep the ring away from them. 

    Post # 7
    449 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    I don’t have a placeholder but I’ve lost some weight and will need to get my ring re-sized. I’m definitely going to get a placeholder to wear while it’s at the jewellers, I couldn’t handle having a naked finger!!

    Post # 8
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had never even heard of such a thing until joining this board.

    I don’t have a placeholder ring, and don’t plan to get one. If I’m that concerned about getting robbed somewhere that I would not wear my ring, well, I’m simply not going to go to that place because losing my ring would be peanuts compared to losing my life (which is no less likely to occur regardless of whether the ring on my finger is real or fake). I doubt any robber is going to drag along a certified gemologist to appraise my jewelry before he decides whether he wants to take it from me. The mornings I go to the gym, I leave my ring at home (I doubt that anyone would steal it, but I might lose it, and I don’t wear it while I work out). When we go on vacation, I wear it. It’s sized correctly, so I don’t worry about losing it in the pool or at the beach.

    Post # 9
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2009

    I never did with my first ering and wore it everywhere, even in the pool all the time. With my upgraded set, I’m different. I’m more careful. It’s not a real expensive set but I don’t want anything to happen to them. So now with the cold weather and after my rings started to come off too easily, I decided to get a cz set to wear until the weather is warmer. 

    Post # 10
    3827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For now i’d rather not run the risk of losing my ring or having it stolen when on vacation. Especially since its a little loose right now. Plus then i can wear a fake ring thats completely different than mine. When we are married i will probably just wear my band when we go on vacation. I have this one. It was like $50 and i love the band it comes with so i can wear that one whenever i want. 

    Post # 11
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    If I were worried about my ring, I just wouldn’t wear it. I don’t see why you would really need to wear a placeholder instead.

    Post # 12
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  I have never done this. I think about doing it all the time just because i am so paranoid about possibily losing it and hate not wearing it. I think i will end up buying one if i can find one that looks similair. But then again, i guess it is insured so i should just not worry…

    Post # 13
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    No. A fake in the same style would attract the same criminal element that the original would. Would I be risking losing only my fake ring or more? Usually, it’s more.

    In addition, I don’t like to wear fake anything.

    I will wear a plain precious metal band when travelling, etc., however.

    Post # 14
    4042 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  In those cases, I just don’t wear my ring.

    Post # 15
    11226 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yep! I bought a set from Berricle to wear when my ring is out for repairs/inspection/etc. (since it takes two freaking weeks), traveling, whatever. It’s a similar style (they’re both halos, but that’s about where the similarities end, haha), but the fake one is twice as big. It actually looks exactly like the ering of another Bee!

    Post # 16
    4108 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    No, I wear my real rings everywhere and have no problems. I feel more uneasy leaving it at home to be honest. I just feel better having them on my finger.

    Plus I feel like I’d just miss my diamond more if I were wearing a fake. For times when I’d rather wear an alternative (which has yet to happen), I think I’d just prefer a plain gold band.

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