(Closed) Different Ring for Travel? Pics Please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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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
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
892 posts
Busy bee

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NFLwidow:  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
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
848 posts
Busy bee

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sporkette:  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
1503 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Birchcanoe:  I spent two months in Vietnam (Da Nang) amazing place! Have fun. 

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FutureMrsDarling:  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
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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. 

Post # 24
1273 posts
Bumble bee

I wore my 1ct solitaire on our trip to Morocco way back when. I don’t remember anyone noticing my jewelry other than maybe shopkeepers/salespeople.  If I had to go somewhere that made me that nervous, I’d just get a plain inexpensive band.

steel or gold-plated steel?



They have bling-y cz steel choices too for those who feel ‘nekkid’ w/o it. I do agree that any kind of simulant defeats the purpose if you truly need to be low-key for safety.







Post # 25
3286 posts
Sugar bee

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 


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Post # 26
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This is the $12 fun ring I got for my recent trip to Jamaica:

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This is my real ring:09396A4EAD85000072600003-attachment-1-FullSizeRender

Post # 27
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
528 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
4940 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
962 posts
Busy bee
  • 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.

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