(Closed) Do you wear a stand-in wedding set to the beach?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Naw, I wore them on our 10 day beach honeymoon, in the pool… worn them half way around the world and went snorkeling and scuba diving with them, hike glaciers, etc… unless I’m in a place where I may feel like i’d stand out in an unsafe way, my rings are always on.  And unless I’m home gardening or washing really greesy dishes where I want to keep them clean.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In short, yes I wear stand-ins.  My forever ring doesn’t match my stand-ins now so I’m shopping for a new one.  In the meantime I’ll wear nothing at all or switch it out with another ring until I do find a stand-in that matches.  My ring will be insured however  Istill don’t want to lose it or any of the pave stones attached to it.  

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t get the point of stand in rings either. I don’t wear my e-ring to the beach, but yes to the pool. I wear my wedding band every where.  I just don’t want the hassle of getting my e-ring dirty from the sand/salt water/mixture of the two and then having to go get it cleaned. A bee also mentioned one time that sand can get in between your prongs and loosen them, and while I don’t know if that’s true or not, I can’t stop thinking about that now. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wore a plain gold-plated band on our honeymoon, and left my set in my jewelry box at home.  I did this because I didn’t want to show off a large ring in a country deemed “unsafe”  by lots of people (Jamaica, if anyone is wondering, although we were perfectly safe at our resort.  The problem was mostly that we are idiots and practically had “american tourist” tattooed on our foreheads because we’ve never traveled outside the US before) and also because my e-ring was a solitaire but my wedding ring has small stones, so I know I would have been super paranoid about losing the small stones since I wasn’t used to them yet.  I also didn’t want to risk losing them.  AND my wedding ring doesn’t stand alone, since it is an enhancer, so leaving the e-ring at home but taking the wedding ring wasn’t really an option.

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

No. I wear my real rings when I am at the beach or in the pool.  I absolutely love looking at them in bright sunlight. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I always take my rings to beaches and pools, I know it can be risky but I can’t stand to miss out on the bling factor in pure bright summer sunlight! I wore my ring all through my Bora Bora honeymoon as I honestly felt safer with it on my finger than in the safe in our suite. We did many water sports and fun activities. I even get a kick out of looking at my ring under water, so white and bright! Plus we recently visited the Greek Islands and I don’t know if it was the amazing water over there but the salty ocean water made my diamond look so amazing! Even my hubby couldn’t stop looking at it! Perhaps it was just the white diamond against my olive tan that made the ring pop! Either way I can’t part with them! LOL

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t have a stand in set.  I just wear my plain band to the beach or swimming or if I’m doing any other outdoor activity (i.e. hiking).

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I also don’t feel the need for a stand-in set. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I wore my ring to Mexico on the beach, in the ocean, in the pool and in the jungle.

In the Virgin Islands, I wore my rings everywhere as well (beach, pool, ocean, etc.).

If I ever wanted to keep my ring “safe” then I’d just not wear the ring. I still know I’m married.

Plus, if a stand-in is used for those in “unsafe” areas, the people who could possibly mug you have no idea it’s not a real stone and could still do you harm regardless.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’m going to get a stand-in. Darling Husband has a titanium ring, and I’m going to get a similar style one, which I’ll wear for sports, camping, travel, etc. My band has diamonds, so it’s not practical to wear it everywhere.

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t at the moment – I just don’t wear them to the beach! I’m desperately looking for a stand in for our honeymoon though.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wear my ring to the beach, in the ocean and in the pool. It fits me perfectly and I have no fears about it coming off. The absolute only time I take it off is to go SCUBA diving. 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Not sure yet about my new e-ring (which is an upgrade and a smaller version of a dream ring to me).  I wore my old e-ring to the beach when we went last month.  But Ididn’t go swimming.  When we go on honeymon I’ll wear my new e-ring but not sure if I’ll bring the old one as a stand in for when I go swimming.

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My mom lost her wedding ring in the ocean, so I am always super concerned about mine slipping off in the water!  I wore my e-ring in Hawaii, but I used a Ring Snuggie to keep it tightly on my finger.  I didn’t notice any scratches or other wear from the sand, although I’m sure it’s possible.

@Mrs.Lotus:  I have also heard that chlorine is bad for white gold, so I would not wear white gold rings in the pool.

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