(Closed) diamond ring – are you scared of being mugged

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@BrideofChrist:  I have lived in places with a high crime rate where people not only rob but are willing to kill for less than what a diamond ring costs, so in those cases I do not wear any jewelry at all. Just not worth it to me.

Post # 78
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Nope! If I don’t feel safe enough to wear my ring there, I don’t feel safe enough to go there–Period!

Post # 79
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You’re WAY more likely to get mugged for your wallet or your Iphone than for your wedding ring. Wallet has cash. Phones are easy to sell/pawn. Rings will only get a few dollars at a pawn shop (and the Diamond may have a GIA number embedded, which makes it easy to trace) and nothing on the black market. If you’re comfortable walking around with your purse and phone, you should be just fine with your ring.

Post # 80
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489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

No.  I’ll just shank the mugger with my ring if anyone tries to mess with me!

I shanked my own right hand during an aerial silks class a couple months back…YOW. So I say that the e.ring is an effective weapon!!! 

edited to add: I was mugged once before walking home late by myself from a neighbor’s BBQ in Austin – I was 3 houses from my own house at the time, bad things can happen anywhere… So if that sounded silly or cavalier it’s bc mugging is a little bit of a touchy subject for me

Post # 81
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard

nope. my ring is not very flashy. I’m more afraid of being mugged for my phone.

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I turn my ring around if I’m worried, but I try and avoid dodgy situations so it doesn’t come up much. 

 

While i don’t really have any strong feelings about the whole becoming a bride of Christ thing (if it’s important to the OP then that’s all that matters), but I am a little weirded out about spending a large amount of money on a ring or for the ceremony in general. In my opinion it would be more reminiscent of the works of Christ to go for something simple and modest and use the money saved to help the less fortunate. 

Post # 85
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387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014
Post # 86
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t live in a fantastic area, so when we were still discussing marriage, I actually did specify to DH, “No flashy/overly expensive rings, please.” However, big and flashy is also not my style, no matter what part of town I happen to be walking through. Even though I’m regularly walking around with an $800 set (which is expensive to me), I barely give it any thought anymore.

Post # 87
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nah-and strangers compliment my ring all the time and it’s pretty flashy. I do worry about getting mugged just because of where I live and travel-even though it’s usually in safe areas, I still live in a city. 

Sometimes I palm it on the metro, but I never, ever turn it around when I’m walking down the street-it is far to easy to forget to keep my hand in a fist. I’m more concerned about someone who would see a flash of ring behind me and target me then someone I’m walking towards. If I’m in a sketchy area, my hand is in my pocket.

Ladies who turn their rings around, please be sure to keep your hands closed!

Post # 89
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m more afraid of losing mine, and them being stolen.  At work I take them on and off and don’t want to stress over them.   So they are inexpensive.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@BrideofChrist:  Ive already said I have no strong feelings about your ceremony. As a former catholic turned athiest it is obviously not something I would do for myself, but it doesn’t matter what I think. You are the one who is doing it, so what you think is the only thing that matters. 

What I said is my opinion only. It is something you can think about but you don’t need to follow it. If you are secure in your beliefs then what I think shouldn’t matter at all. If you are doing what you believe is right, then the best of luck to you. 

 

I do suggest not letting peoples differing opinions get to you. Whatever you do in life, there will be people who do not share the same opinions as you. I believe Jesus taught to turn the other cheek when offended. Again if you are doing what you believe in your heart to be right, then that is all that should matter to you. 

Post # 91
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BrideofChrist:  yes i worry…bc quite a few times I have seen people get mugged on the train. I used to travel to work by myself, so i turn my ring in so that the diamonds are in my palm (one of the reasons i didnt get an eternity band) now that DH abd I go into work at the same time now, I dont feel so worried. I am with DH most of the time but id I am in a place where I am uncomfortable, I will turn my ring in. Anything can happen. We csnt walk around thinking “it will never happen to me” 

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