Post # 1
- Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn
Hi everyone! I need some advice on this topic. I know this has been asked before but I really need some opinions. I’m travelling to Mexico in a week to meet my hubby’s family for the first time and to show off our 5 month old baby which thEY have not seen ( he’s the first great- grandchild on both sides of the family so he’s a big deal haha). My problem is this…they live in a small town called Torreon and apparently it was the second most dangerous city In Mexico a while back because of the cartel, etc etc. Hubby says its not dangerous there anymore which I know is true because the cartel moved to another city far away from torreon. I really hate to part with my rings but at the same time I’m scared of getting robbed because I look like a tourist haha. Getting the rings insured is a good idea but a little late right now. I don’t know what to do! my husband thinks I should bring them but not wear them when we go out on the streets (like keep them at his grandparents house ) because i think his family wants to see my rings….
ladies what should I do? I know the smart thing to do is not bring them at all or just bring the wedding band but it’s so hard to part with my rings….it would be different if I stayed at a resort. oh, and I don’t have any stand-in rings either…stores dont really sell my size (3.75)
do you bring the rings when you travel?
Post # 2
I haven’t been bringing my rings on trips. I don’t think diamonds are as common in other countries as they are in the US and I just don’t want to worry about losing them when I’m traveling. I don’t wear mine often though so it doesn’t bother me as much to not have them on me.
Post # 3
Im a travel agent i always highly suggest to bring costume jewellery when travelling and leave valuables at home.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
If I’m somewhere “dangerous” alone… I’ll turn my solitare around so only the plain band is showing but I haven’t really traveled out of the country to answer that.
I’d get them insured no matter what. That’s the first thing I did… it’s so inexpensive.
Post # 5
If you do buy a stand-in ring, don’t get one that looks like a diamond! Thieves don’t know that it is a stand-in and will go to all sorts of trouble to take it away from you.
I personally do wear my rings when I travel. If I am uncomfy (never happened), I would lock them away and just wear my plain wg band.
If you’re worried and you sound like you are, leave them at home and take pictures of them on your hand to show them when you visit. Problem solved. 🙂
Post # 6
I have my ering insured, but I never wear my ering while traveling. I don’t want to attract unnecessary attention or have to worry about losing it. I do wear my promise ring or my 5 stone ring when I travel.
Post # 7
No, you do not bring your jewelry. Don’t even wear a fake. No bling, = no temptation. Don’t do it. Even the travel advisory guide on the cruise ships tell you to leave your jewelry in the safe onboard.
Post # 8
I got a 2mm plain sterling silver band to wear from Amazon for $0.99. It shows that I’m married, and I don’t have to worry about being a target for thieves. I do my best to downplay myself when traveling.
Post # 9
1. It takes 5 min to get your rings insured if you have an appraisal.
2. Berricle has stand in rings in a size 4, which would not be too big for you.
I never wear my rings while traveling. I usually don’t wear any jewelry when I travel because I don’t want to lose it or attract attention, especially in Mexico.
Post # 10
I have free lifetime replacement of my ring through my jeweler. I debated if I would bring them on our Caribbean honeymoon or not. I decided to bring them because what’s the point of having something beautiful if you can’t enjoy it! If it fell off in the ocean I can have it replaced! I would be just as nervous leaving it at home unattended and feel more comfortable having it with me. When I did something really adventurous like zip lining I left my ring my hotel room vault.
Post # 11
For me, it depends on the destination. If I am going to a city where I will mainly be like seeing shows, or going to museums, or having nice dinners, or just sight seeing then I will wear my ring. If I am going to some place like Hawaii or another place where I’d be outside doing stuff (like the beach) or if it’s a generally “bad” area or would be inappropriate to wear a blingy ring, then I have a few spare rings to choose from; a 4mm gold plated tungsten band that is just plain looking and a rubbery ring from QALO.com
Post # 12
Id leave them home In this case. If you were going to be on a resort id wear them. But a place that used to be dangerous? No way I’d do it And I trabel a lot.
Post # 13
Rather you are travelling or not, I think it’s very important to have the set insured. It’s super inexpensive. I was expecting more but it cost me just under $200 a year as a rider on my house insurance.
I will miss my set a lot when I go on honeymoon next year but…. I most likely will not wear it… especially it’s so loose on my finger…
Post # 14
I would never wear my diamond in Mexico, especially in actual Mexico (not a resort).
Post # 15
Mrs_BunInTheOven: I have always worn my rings. When I am out on the street in a poor area, I flip them around so the diamond is on the inside. I have never had a problem and my ring isn’t exactly modest (1.3 carat)