Did you / will you take your rings on your honeymoon or a stand in?

posted 2 weeks ago in Honeymoons
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Qalo rings. That’s where Darling Husband and I get our “stand in” rings. I have a few of those and my wedding set and thats it. Compared to other silicone ring brands AND cheapies off of Amazon… Qalo is the best IMO. 

I brought both on my honeymoon, wore my silicone when we were in the water, excursions, etc and put my set on the other times. Qalo rings come with a little pouch, so I put my wedding set in that and hid it in my purse, wallet, sock in the suitcase, etc. I’ve never been worried about being mugged or theft when traveling internationally. 

All this said, I do wear my real ring a lot but I almost immediately take it off when I get home. I don’t do dishes, clean, outside stuff, sleep with it on. If I do any sports activities or what not I wear my silicone ring. 

Post # 32
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256 posts
Helper bee

glitterweddingbee :  We also did a cruise for our honeymoon (a 14 day around the Meditteranean), and recently went on another. I didn’t bring my rings on my honeymoon as I was scared of pick pockets and thieves. However this trip I brought my rings, and left them in the safe when we went ashore and wore my stand ins. I think either way is fine, I just wouldn’t want to wear my rings in the water or risk them being stolen! Have fun on your honeymoon! 

 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

I’d bring my rings, but leave them in the hotel safe for doing activities, but have the option to wear them to fancy honeymoon dinners and stuff. 

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

I travel internationally quite extensively and nearly alway wear my rings.  

I do travel to a country (for business) where big blingy jewelry is not the cultural norm, and so I wear a much smaller engagement ring on those trips, because I am mindful that I am representing my company and I don’t want my big e-ring to be a factor in how I am perceived/how my company is perceived.  (My e-ring is ~3.5 ct; on these trips I wear an antique solitare that’s ~0.5 ct).  

Otherwise, I feel the safest place for my rings are on my finger. I occasionally will take them off and thread them onto a necklace/ring holder if necessary – I recall having to do that one afternoon when it was very hot and my fingers were painfully swollen due to the weather and the overly-salty meal I had eaten.  

If I was traveling to somewhere where the risk of being mugged, kidnapped, etc was high, I wouldn’t wear my rings and would leave them home.  I might wear a simple thin plain band, mainly because the feeling of a naked ring finger is likely to send me into “omg, where did my ring go?!?” panic.  But I cerainly wouldn’t wear a big blingy CZ or something instead.   

 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

We’re honeymooning in Mexico and I plan to wear my rings most of the time. We are doing one excursion where we’ll be climbing ruins and snorkeling, so I’ll probably leave them in the room safe for that. But the rest of the time, we’ll just be lounging around the resort, so I plan to wear them. I feel like the more often I take them off, the higher my chance of losing them is.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

It might be an unpopular opinion around here, but my engagement ring (and once we get married, my wedding band) are important to me, but I pay for insurance for a reason.  Yes they have sentimental value, but I am not going to bend over backwards by not wearing them on vacations where something *might* happen.  

If I lose them and have to replace them, I wouldn’t be that upset about it.  I’d probably get a sweet upgrade due to the fact that the appraisal was twice what I paid for it. 

And honestly, if I’m in a situation where I know it might get damaged, I don’t feel like i need to wear a ring at all.  I’m ok with random people not knowing my marital status.  

Like people have pointed out, if you are wearing a CZ replica of your ring, someone who is going to mug you, will still mug you because they aren’t going to ask you if it’s real or not.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We also took a cruise, we went to the Carribean and South America for 2 weeks.  I took my rings, but I never wore my engagement ring off the ship.  When we left the ship and were spending the day in the water, my husband and I wore  silicone rings we purchased on Amazon.  The few times we weren’t doing a water based activity, I wore my thin pave wedding band.  I wore both rings at night on the ship.  When I wasn’t wearing my ring, I left it in the safe in the room.  

It’s best not to wear anything flashy in foreign ports.  My husband and I did get pick pocketed when we were in Columbia, he had his phone stolen, and there was another couple on the ship that got robbed at gunpoint.  

Post # 38
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363 posts
Helper bee

I’ve seen people wearing silicone rings, and someone mentioned Qalo.  I thought about getting one for my husband because he does a lot of swimming and works on the car and with other tools sometimes, but I don’t think there’s a real need for it since he can just take his ring off.  I might have done it anyway, but I just really hated that the silicone rings I saw all had some freaking logo on them.  Like, why would I want a ring with a corporate logo?  Totally turned me off.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

izzabella :  Look into SafeRingz – supposedly the “original” silicone ring company. My FH and I just got silicone rings from there. No logo. Mine was $12 and his was $20. I got the copper color and he got antique metallic. They look nice and we are happy with them!

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

izzabella :  None of our Qalo’s have blazing obvious logos on them. DH’s first one did, but he turned it to the inside of his hand or against the finger. Its also SO extremely small that you can’t even see them unless you’re looking for it. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

We have matching Enso silicon rings for snorkeling, swimming in the ocean, etc. We keep our wedding rings in the safe while we do those activities. Otherwise, we wear our regular rings.

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I always bring my rings when we travel, but I never wear them when swimming. 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We took our actual rings and only wore them when we weren’t getting wet or doing activities.  So basically just to dinners

Post # 44
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Being a sapphire owner I tend to be a little more cautious with my ring. I wore it to a camping music festival and went in the pool with it twice because I didn’t have anywhere safe to put it. When I got home I exhausted a google search on chlorine’s effect on colored stones and blah blah blah… needless to say I have purchased a stand in for our honeymoon. I would rather have piece of mind than constantly worry if I was doing something to inadvertently damage my precious ring. 

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

glitterweddingbee :  I took mine on my honeymoon, but I wouldn’t take them on a cruise. I just don’t trust cruise ships 

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