Post # 1
Hey, who all here has bought any form of test / fake/ cheap / stand-in ring for any reason? Thoughts & opinions as well as pictures welcome
Bf and I looked at rings a few weeks ago and both loved a specific style. I’m strongly considering ordering a similar cubic zirconia ring to wear on my right hand, 1. To test out the style and 2. To wear as a deterrent when going out (though usually my Resting Bitch Face does the trick).
The cz ring looks a little like this.
Post # 2
downonmulberry : a CZ shoud be pretty cheap, so why not?
I’ve seen several bees post on here saying they ordered several cheap rings off Amazon to get a feel for what they liked before pulling the trigger on the real thing.
We’re thinking of upgrading and I have been considering ordering a “fake” ring to see how it looks on my finger.
Post # 3
I don’t understand getting a stand in ring as a deterrent. Thieves don’t know if the stone is fake or not. If you are traveling to places where a large ring might draw attention, I suggest leaving it at home (or with someone you trust), or do what I do… wear my wedding band only.
Post # 4
Yes, what you just said. And perhaps naively, I don’t really understand the angst around fearing attracting thieves. Could be because l don’t have any huge stones though!.
Post # 5
I have a silicone ring for when we go camping. I actually have like 5-6 in a bunch of different colors.
Post # 6
elderbee : TheMrsTulip : I think OP meant a detetrent against men hitting on her, hence the resting bitch face comment. That was my take anyways.
I too never understand the point of wearing a fake ring if you’re that afraid of theives, most theives won’t realize the difference until they’ve already stolen it from you.
Post # 7
As if a ring actually worked to deter unwanted male attention….now that would be some magic ring. I’ve found resting old-face to be a moderately effective tactic.
Post # 8
I voted “No and I would not,” but I did buy a $60 CZ through amazon to see if I liked the style of a 3-stone (cushion with trillion side stones), because I was considering changing my setting, but I returned it a day later.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2019 - A historic Art Deco and French Renaissance Theatre
I would buy a stand in ring in a heart beat for traveling! Even if the original ring is insured I’d be devastated to lose it or have it stolen. I’d rather lose or have a fake one taken from my while my sentimental ring sets safe and sound at home. As far as ordering fake ones to see the style on yourself, I suggest that too. No harm in doing so and making sure you love the real thing 🙂
Post # 10
TheMrsTulip : hahahaha sorry, I meant to deter men from hitting on me. I would be super proud of myself if RBF could stop crime.
Post # 11
futuremrs2020 : TheMrsTulip : elderbee : oh, I definitely plan on getting one of those cool silicone bands for the gym, garden, and travel. Agree there, I definitely would not wear anything that might attract attention while traveling, fake or not.
Post # 12
The silicone rings are great for working out. If you are going out why wouldn’t you just wear your ring?
Post # 13
elodie2019 : Not engaged yet. So the CZ would be an occasional RHR that I would wear on the left when I’m out, before we are engaged. I’m looking at getting it now to see if I would be happy with that style every day.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2020 - City, State
Bought a CZ ring in a totally different style of my engagement ring. I bought it for a few reasons…
1) I wanted to wear something my my ring was at the jewelers being redesigned.
2) I want something I can wear when traveling, especially internationally, in case I lose or forget it. I don’t wear my rings to shower or sleep.
3) It’s fun to mix things up!
Here’s my 3-stone CZ in sterling silver. I’m liking it a lot!
Post # 15
I was torn between a solitaire and 3 stone, so bought $8 Walmart rings to figure out my preference. I don’t use it as a stand in, my ring is insured and well made, but they are similar: