Post # 16
I was proposed with a place holder because my fiance was very nervous about hidding something so small and expensive while vacationing in Europe. He proposed at the Eiffle Tower with a place holder he got from the Sworwaski store. He wanted to make sure I was able to experience the moment of him asking me to be his wife and putting a ring on my finger. Once we got back to CA we went ring shopping. I really enjoyed the whole experience from picking the diamond to setting. It was such a great experience we got to do together, and watching other couples walk into the diamond market just as clueless as we were. Even though I got my real engagment ring, the Sworwaski ring will always be sentimental for me. So its going to be hard to wear the Swarwoski ring when we start traveling again. I wouldn’t want to loose it.
Post # 17
I’m thinking about it. Not because I’m scared to be mugged, but I’m afraid to damage or loose it in the water. I don’t wear my e-ring at home on the beach either, but i don’t want to leave it behind on a honeymoon
Post # 18
right? my smartphone, wallet and passport are the most precious items I have when going abroad, if they went missing I would have a hell of an experience. as for rings though: if I ever lose a stone or get mugged, that could happen literally anywhere. hell, somebody could break into my home and steal it from there! or I might accidentally leave it in a restaurant bathroom. may as well get a safe deposit box and never wear the ring ever.
Post # 19
I bought a very similar CZ copy of my set to wear for my honeymoon next week.
The only reason is that our honeymoon is full of activities (snorkelling, scuba diving, trekking…) and I don’t want to get it damaged. Normally I think I would have just let the rings at home but since it’s our honeymoon I kind of wanted to have something to wear on that finger!
Post # 20
I’m totally with you! I’m much more worred about my passport, ipad, and iphone when I travel.
If you aren’t going to enjoy things there is no reason to have them. So never have nice jewelry, or have a nice car, or even a nice house- because someone could mug you, or break into your house.
Post # 21
I just wear a plain rose gold 2mm band when I travel and keep my engagement ring and eternity ring in a safe at home. That makes me feel the most comfortable because I dont want something sparkly getting the wrong kind of attention when I travel abroad.
Post # 22
I spent two months in Vietnam (Da Nang) amazing place! Have fun.
I’m currently moving from FL to AK (my DH is military) an we are camping. I have my Engagement Ring in the safe packed in the bottom of the SUV. It’s insured and all but I have two travel rings for the trip.
Here is why I have travel rings
1) we are camping, hiking, swimming in rivers, kayaking ect. yes my ring is insured but I would be heartbroken to lose it.
2) the travel ring isn’t just about bad areas (in that case why have on any sparkly) but the things you will be doing while traveling.
3)It is a big flashy solitaire and in many areas of the country is huge. If I am at a antique store or pawn shop no one will make a deal with me wearing that bling and may even try to rip me off.
4) I love jewelry. I collect jewelry, that’s my thing. So I’m fine with buying a cheaper diamond to wear now and then and pass it on later.
it won’t let me post my pics but my rings are:
Ering: .90 F 3ex solitare
travel 1: .30 H solitare $100 from pawn shop
travel 2: 1tcw I1-i2 brown champagne 3 stone $300 from pawn shop.
So for $400 I have to sparkly rings that if I lose or damage I could care less about but I still have a sparkly on.
Post # 23
- Wedding: June 2015 - On the Beach in Negril, Jamaica
I have been wondering about this as well. It was voiced to me on 3 separate occasions that I should probably leave my ering at home when we leave for our wedding in Jamaica and just take my wedding band. Never thought twice about it until they said something and now I can’t stop thinking about it. I’d hate to leave it at home bc it’s intended to be worn on a daily basis, but would hate to get mugged or something since it is pretty flashy.
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When I go on a trip I always wear something that does not matter to me. I would suggest the NEXTE CZ rings. For some reason they get bad reviews but I love mine. In fact I get annoyed how much people coo over my fake ring from NEXTE when I am wearing it. One time when I was picking up my dog from the vet after a trip the tech looked at my ring and said “it is sooo pretty.” I told her I got it for $30 and sent her the link. Now she has one
Post # 26
This is the $12 fun ring I got for my recent trip to Jamaica:
This is my real ring:
Post # 27
I have a friend who commuted to work daily on trains & walked about a half a mile to work. Her DH suggested that she wears a “travel” ring. Well, she did and her wedding set was stolen when her house was robbed in broad day light. IMO, a travel ring is unneccessay if you have your wedding set insured. It’s personal choice, I wear my wedding set every day and whenever I travel, statewide or aboard.
Post # 28
- Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY
I have a stand in for times that I don’t really feel like I want to wear my expensive diamond ring. I recently chaperoned the senior trip at my school and I will be taking my juniors to Six Flags for the day, do I really feel like I need to wear something that expensive while doing those things? Ring is insured for full value and everything, but I would be devastated if I took it off at a hotel for hiking with my students to come find that it got misplaced/stolen out of the hotel room or somehting like that.
Real on left vs. CZ stand in on right, and real on top vs. CZ stand in on bottom. 🙂
Full review here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/review-etsy-seller-tiger-gemstones-stand-in-ring-pic-heavy/
Post # 29
Nah, I don’t find a need for travel rings. I wear my rings when I travel, even to Mexico. When I went in the water/beach, I just put them in the room safe. While walking off resort in town, I just turn the stone in toward my palm if I wanted to wheel and deal with shop owners. I’m with the other posters who said I’m more concerned about my phone and travel documents while traveling.
Post # 30
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
FutureMrsDarling: I went to the DR on our hOneymoon with my rings and just kept them in the safe when we did excursions and i didn’t have any problems. People will look at your overall picture of what you have moer than just what ring you have on. If you are flashing high end bags, watches or blingy iPhone6 phone cases you can be targeted also.