(Closed) Engagement Ring and Travel

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I leave it at home when going to Mexico/Jamaica/carribean. If I’m travelling in North America, I’ll wear it.

When I get married, I’ll either wear just the wedding band, or buy a Qalo ring so I’m not worried at all about losing it.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

jackiemargot:  I have a cheap ring I wear any time I’m traveling, even if it’s within the states.  Especially on vacation though because my husband and I scuba dive which means I’m taking my ring off all the time for that, I’d cry if I ever lost it!!! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I’m going to Japan and China next month and plan on leaving my ring at home.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I feel naive (I don’t have an engagement ring yet)…what are the reasons that many women are leaving their engagement rings at home? Is it the risk of theft, or losing it while on vacation? I assumed I’d be wearing mine everywhere, but now I’m curious as to whether that’s a bad idea while on vacation. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I wear mine everywhere I go. Even if I wear a fake, if someone’s going to rob you, they’re going to rob you. Fake or not. That’s why I have all of my jewelry insured. It won’t replace the fact that it’s an heirloom, but they’ll replace or remake the ring as close as possible. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

bluephoenix:  Being in a foreign environment/country makes me nervous of theft or being held up. Also, traveling and doing active things I would not normally do would make me nervous I would lose it. It just puts me at ease not having to worry about it. I would wear my wedding band, but leave my expensive ring hidden at home! I would rather do that than risk losing such a sentimental piece of jewelry.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

jackiemargot:  I bought it at Kohl’s for about $12-18.  It’s sterling and cz stones. 

I bought it a few years ago, but it’s similar to this one: 

http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1285850/sunstone-925-sterling-silver-wedding-band-made-with-swarovski-cubic-zirconia.jsp’ defer=’defer

 

It’s also nice because it’s a size larger than my real rings, so when I travel to somewhere warmer and my hands swell up, it still fits! And since I live in Alaska, pretty much everywhere is warmer than here! 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve never considered leaving mine at home; including when we took the local coach from Punta Cana to Santo Domingo 2 years ago. Never had an issue.

I don’t see the logic in travelling with a ‘fake’ ring if the concern is theft/robbery, either, as a potential robber won’t know the difference.

I’ve been the victim of two thefts in my life-time; both were from my house. You are at risk anywhere, and I tend to feel if you are so paranoid about travelling somewhere pretty innocuous like the Riviera Maya with jewellery, you probably shouldn’t have it full-stop. I’d be much more nervous wearing certain things in certain parts of London than I would be about wearing it abroad.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have a fake one from berricle. I also have a qalo ring for the gym but I’ll wear it on vacation if I’ll be doing adventurous stuff.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

I bought one off Etsy from a store called Tiger Gemstones. It’s a diamond copycat, she says they are higher quality CZ but I wouldn’t really know the difference/care. It’s my stand in. If it’s CZ/Sterling Silver, that’s fine with me. Cost me $80 (she had a 20% off sale) and it looks so close to my real e-ring that I couldn’t pass it up. Her reviews on the site are great, but I haven’t had the ring for more than a week and I haven’t worn it yet at all (I plan on wearing it while chaperoning the senior trip weekend, and when I take my students to Six Flags, etc.). The stone is obviously not a diamond when it’s next to my real e-ring, but when I wear it alone it’s good enough for me! I will post a pic when I get home, if I remember! I plan on reviewing the ring so keep an eye out anyway 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

jackiemargot:  I’ve travelled quite a bit in all of those countries, and I always wear a very modest band ring. I also don’t suggest getting a  fake ring that still has a larger “fake” CZ or something, these also paint a large target on yourself, and you just don’t want to draw attention with big gaudy jewelry. A person will see a big stone, not know the difference and assume you’re loaded and a great target for  a robbery,or pickpocketing.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t understand travelling with a fake.. No thief is going to ask you if its real before they take it. I’ve never considered not travelling with my rings, they’re insured and if someone wants to steal them they can.

If you’re worried, wear a plain band or nothing.

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Before I went on a weekend trip a few months ago, I got really worried that I would lose my ring. (I’ve worn it on trips before without issues.) So I left it at home and wore something old and cheap from my jewelry box in it’s place. I lost the stand-in ring that weekend. I was so happy I listened to my instincts. My ring is insured but I’d be a wreck if I ever had to replace it. 

After that, I decided to wear a stand-in on every vacation. 

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