Post # 17
I’m going to Bali for my honeymoon and I’m not wearing my rings.
There are 2 reasons, if I keep taking it off IE. swimming, snorkeling etc there’s more a of a chance that I will loose it and or it will get stolen. I usually never take my ring off, I wash dishes clean my house blah blah, I just feel the more its taken off my finger the higher the chances are that it gets lost.
Secondly, it’s not that were going to an unsafe place, were just going to pratice caution when travelling. A few friends of mine have travelled extensivley, europe, south america, asia, and they do not bring their “bling” with them. I’m also not going to be walking around with a giant purse over my shoulder as well, as travellers in a different country you have to be smart and realize this not Canada or the States.
So I guess it’s whatever you feel comfortable with.
Post # 18
I am not taking my engagement ring because we will be spending most of the time scuba diving. I will wear my wedding band though. We are going to Australia & Fiji.
Post # 19
The only reason I would take them off for activities such as scuba diving is because the diamond is from his grandmother’s ring and I would hate to lose it. But if I’m not doing something active enough to cause concern that it might fall out I don’t take it off ever.
Post # 20
I wore my rings with no problem. I just tried to be smart about it. I locked them in the hotel safe when I was at the beach/snorkeling. Also, a practice I use on the Metro in DC, if I begin to feel unsafe and don’t want to feel like a target with a lot of bling, I just turn my rings around so all you see are the backs of them. That way if I close my hand it looks like I just have two plain bands. No bling visible! My friends and I live by this trick.
Post # 21
@miss.skinner – I use that trick all of the time!
Post # 22
I don’t wear mine on the beach or when diving but usually the hotels we stay at have a safe in the room- that’s what i plan on doing on our honeymoon!
Post # 23
@Allyser: We aren’t traveling to an “unsafe” place, but a review I just read on Trip Advisor said that someone had something stolen from the hotel safe.
Another reason I swear by my stand-in set. 🙂
Post # 24
I probably won’t get a fake set to match my real one, but I am thinking about getting a small, plain white gold band (in addition to my e-ring and wedding bands, to match FH’s wedding band) just because I may not always want so much bling on my hands. I’ll have to try his on to see how I like it when I pick it up tomorrow. 🙂
Post # 25
I had previously been thinking that I would wear my engagement ring, but now I’m not sure. We’re going on a fairly active honeymoon (safari, woo hoo!) and I don’t want to worry about wearing my ring, or leaving it. But we don’t have a safe at home, so even if I did leave it, I don’t know where I would keep it while we’re gone…
Post # 26
I get that not everyone wants to use an imitation, and that’s perfectly fine. But I don’t think it’s fair to say that using a fake or “travel” ring set is “silly.” It’s not—this is advised because honeymooners, especially, are a target for jewelry theft. It happens, so anyone wanting to safeguard against it is being logical.
We may bring a fake set…not sure yet. We’re still talking about it.
Post # 27
I left my e-ring at home only because it is a little loose (my fingers lost weight? I don’t know…) and I was worried about losing it in the ocean. If it’s drawing unwanted attention you are concerned about, I’d imagine an imitation set could just as easily be targeted.
Post # 28
I wore my rings. The hubs and I love photography and like to take interesting ring shots, so we got a lot of those on our honeymoon. We spent 11 days in Kaua’i and I only took them off once, when we kayaked in the ocean for an hour or two. I left them in our hotel room. I kept my rings on during other activities like swimming and hiking, because it was our honeymoon and I was excited to wear them.
Post # 29
I wore my engagement and wedding rings on our honeymoon in Panama and didn’t have any problems. I did leave the engagement ring in the safe when we were out in the ocean so I wouldn’t lose it, though. And when we were in some kind of rough neighborhoods I turned it around so the diamond faced inward, not visible to passersby.
Post # 30
i think it all depends on where you are going. we’re going to australia, so i have no issues wearing my ering and wedding band. all of the hotels have safes, so i can always put the ring in there if we are doing something super active.
Post # 31
My mother always wore lots of bling. 4 rings at a time. She ALWAYS wore fake (or less expensive) rings when traveling abroad. If she was traveling within the US (or Canada) she would wear the usual. For me, I have had a ring on my right hand since I was 12. When I travel abroad I have a few that I wear that have the following characterisitcs: 1. I am not emmotionally attached to it. 2. it is at least 1/2 size too small so I never have to take it off (I can wash my hair and go swimming and it won’t get loose) 3. it is not flashy to attract attention. I have always taken my rings off to shower (the soap from washing my har makes them slip right off – maybe I have small knuckes?) and one of my fears while traveling is that I will leave it on the counter by the sink and then it is either taken by housekeeping or we leave it there forever. All that being said, neither my mother nor I had an issue while traveling that would cause us to think this way, it is merely preventatiave. I don’t have my e-ring in my posession yet, but I’m almost positive that it will stay home if I am going abroad.