Post # 16
I voted no. I had and have no reason to own one. I knew what I wanted as an engagement ring so it wasn’t necessary for me. Also I can‘t come up with a situation I’d need a stand in ring for. And if a situation should arise I’d just wear my wedding band alone or go naked.
Not that I havemt looked at stand ins or silicon bands… I have a thing for that one rose gold elements ring from Enso.
But by all means if it’s a cheapie just get it. Why not? If that helps you… it will go great with the crime fighting RBF 😉
Post # 17
..am I just naive here, I’m not even considering this? When we travel to our wedding destination, and to our honeymoon, I was just going to wear my engagement ring. Starting to second-guess myself now-
I, too, would love to hear from bees who have a stand in ring for travel. Or from bees who don’t! Is this necessary?
OP, as to a deterrent- I have tried that for a few years. Even when I was single, I wore a ring on my left hand sometimes. But it reeeeally doesn’t work. It may keep honorable, good men away, but it sure doesn’t give creeps even a moment’s pause.
And honorable, good men aren’t the problem, are they – as soon as they find out a woman is committed, they’re not going to pester.
A ring in that case isn’t the answer –
Post # 18
The only reason I have a stand in “set” is because I ordered 2 rings off amazon to try out styles I was interested in. The only reason I wear them now is when I don’t want to wear my real stuff because of the possibility of damaging or losing it.
All my pieces except maybe two are antiques/heirlooms. Even though they are insured-they are irreplaceable both sentimentally and materially (I’ve seem similar looking stuff but no exact copies-the problem with antiques). But honestly I’m usually ringless in these types of situations….
also having a ring on your finger doesn’t deter untwanted attention, as much as it should. Even with it being 2019 and all…
Post # 19
We have worn our travel rings equally for modesty reasons and as a general safety precaution. We did a lot of traveling just the two of us through various places in rural Thailand, Vietnam and Egypt. Wearing a diamond ring was just unnecessary when a lot of people we met were working so very hard just to provide a life for their families.
On the other hand, my mother-in-law was on a cruise and inadvertently left her diamond ring behind in the shower and when she came back a few hours later it was gone. So there’s a good reason not to take your good jewelry on vacation.
My travel rings: (Top) Silver, Dh made in art class. (Middle) Greenstone from New Zealand about $5. (Bottom) Tungsten wih black banding, Ebay $13.
Post # 20
I don’t have a stand in. If I’m traveling somewhere that I don’t want to draw attention to myself with a diamond or doing an activity where I might harm my ring, I just wear my plain wedding band. Part of why I selected a plain wedding band is so that I have a ring I never really need to take off.
Post # 21
I bought a pack of silicone rings on Amazon, which I wear to work (I work in a greenhouse and with machinery) or anywhere else I wouldn’t want to wear my “real” ring. I haven’t really thought about getting a stand-in which is a metal as for me the main purpose of a stand-in was safety reasons (I really like my fingers all attached!) Note to anyone considering an Enso ring or similar, they are like $40 for one rubber ring…you can buy a 10 pack on Amazon for $10.
But if you’re someone who travels a lot I can see it being wise to leave it at home – and as many others have commented, there are lots of cheap CZ sterling rings available online so, why not.
Post # 22
I recently had to send my ring in for resizing, so I bought a stand-in on Amazon as I didn’t want to go 10 days without anything on my finger. I wouldn’t use it for vacations/traveling, though, I’m fine wearing my actual e-ring.
Post # 23
MiaSuperstar : crime fighting RBF
Post # 24
ahsoka : eww, I forgot about that. My boyfriend said he’s worn a wedding band as an experiment and he got hit on more than usual. Disgusting. SabL22 :
silverbee : Wow that sucks! That makes me think it was someone who worked on the cruise, which in turn makes me wonder how many thiefs take jobs around people who can afford those things.
Your top ring is beautiful, and that’s awesome that your husband made it! I’ve thought about asking my Boyfriend or Best Friend to make my ring, but it would be made out of car parts lol
MiaSuperstar : Also, it’s about $25. I bought a Pandora ring previously to check out the style and I realized I wouldn’t want it as my engagement ring. So I’m wondering if I should do that again now that he and I have gone shopping.
Post # 25
I personally wouldn’t wear a fake engagement ring as a deterrent when you aren’t engaged. If bf wants to deter guys, he should get you a ring for real.
That said, if you aren’t sure about the size of stone or style and think getting a cheapie might help you decide then go for it. But then I’d put it aside until you’re engaged and need a stand in.
That said, I do have a stand in. Two actually In different sizes. Because it’s fun, and I don’t like silicone rings but my fiancé loves when I wear a ring. Thus I have two that look semi real. One large but plain and one that looks very similar to my real one at a distance. So if we go to the beach then I don’t have to worry about it coming off or getting bent when working out etc. Itll be insured soon and not as concerning, but I’d still hate to lose it even if we recovered the value.
Post # 26
I bought many CZ rings from Amazon, Berricle, etc to see what style looked good on me. Interestingly, everything I THOUGHT I liked (Halo, princess cut, elaborate side stones, wide bands) ended up NOT looking good on me. I found out that for the most part I am a solitaire, simple 3 stone girl and I would not have picked either of those styles before the great CZ Experiment! You will save money in the long run to narrow down YOUR PERFECT style. Take some inepensive fun rings for a test drive !
Post # 27
When I’m gardening, going to the gym, cooking, etc., I don’t feel the need to wear a ring at all. I have many ring holders placed around my house and our cabin so that I can put it there for safe keeping. If I’m not at home and I need to take it off, I will put it in my wallet or zipper side pocket of my purse. Or I will put it on my necklace chain.
I just don’t really worry about it all that much.
Post # 28
bibliophilacticbee : So do you see a difference between women who wear false rings when single vs. dating?
Pinky58 : That’s exactly why I’m thinking about it!
Previous test ring:
I discovered I like the romanticism of an oval, but I prefer the symmetry of a round. I like side stones but not milgrain.
This is the one I just ordered.
Post # 29
downonmulberry : I have the one you just ordered. 🙂
Post # 30
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I bought some CZ wedding bands to try out with my engagement ring to see how they fit, and if it was the style I wanted. I think it’s a cool idea to get some cheapies in the styles you like to see how they look/feel on your hand. I also have a few different RHRs that I’ll wear on my left hand if my engagement ring is in the shop (which is like, super rare). Mostly if I don’t have my e-ring on I just wear my wedding rings.
It sounds like you’re just really excited to get engaged and have your forever ring! …And I think this is the real reason you’d want to switch it over as a “deterrent” 😉 Maybe it’s time to talk about speeding up the timeline, lol