(Closed) Inexpensive set for everyday?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
114 posts
Blushing bee

What kind of work do you do? Unless it’s something incredibly hands-on or working with factory machinery or harsh chemicals, I would probably wear my “real” set all the time. I’m not engaged/married yet but I have my grandmothers wedding ring that has several small diamonds in the band and I’ve worn it daily without worry. But if you’ll be so worried about the ring you can’t focus, maybe do get a second set! Everyone I know just wears their real one though.

Post # 3
1503 posts
Bumble bee

Imho, rings are made and meant to be worn. I agree with PP, unless you are incredibly rough on your hands at work, I would just wear my rings.

Now we need a picture 😉

Post # 5
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got a ‘stand in’ ring when we went on vacation in Hawaii and I knew we would be on the beach, in the ocean etc. 

Post # 6
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you’re regularly having to pick Play-Doh and other craft materials out of your ring and have already accidentally scratched a child with the pointed end of your pear-shaped diamond, then, yes, I would suggest that you wear an alternative set while at work..

Post # 7
39 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have an inexpensive tiny white gold and sapphire ring I wear while travelling so I can leave my gorgeouse diamond solitaire save at home. Once we are married I will probably just wear my weddin band for daily wear and travel and the full set at home and when going home

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: TBD

You could always buy a Ring Cozy to protect it while at work. I just ordered one a few days ago because I’m scared of smacking my e-ring into something, lol. 


Post # 9
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m a teacher – I just wear my wedding band to work and my complete set when I’m not at work. I bought a stacking ring set – so I change it up and it’s fun and I don’t have to worry about knocking my ring around or getting it caught on anything. 

Post # 10
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think it depends on what you want to spend (in terms of giving you ideas). Are you looking for a second diamond or a sim? Silver or gold? You can spend anywhere from $30 to couple hundred to more for a second ring. I am also a teacher but I teaach middle school science. We do a lot of art in science as well, and my hands are in “stuff” many days. I have a smaller (3/4 ct) solitaire and I wera it daily. Nothing elaborate for things to get stuck in. Mine fits my lifestyle perfectly. You can absolutely find a nice smaller diamond solitaire with decent specs on ebayor The Bistro for 1500 – 1000. On the other hand, Berricle and Tradecraft have some nice looking CZ rings that would also do the job.

Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee

I have two sets. The first one is my “original” and the second my “we’re done having kids” set. Both erings are diamond solitaires; the original is a half carat round and the other a 1.2 carat cushion. 

Post # 13
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Is your ring insured? Please say yes. If it is, and something happens to it, you can get a replacement.

If I were you, I’d get a plain band to wear on “casual” days. I wouldn’t get an additional diamond engagement ring… that seems a bit excessive to me. 

Post # 15
2417 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If you want a little sparkle, look at getting a channel set half eternity band to wear as a wedding band at work. When I was looking at getting a second one to complete my set, I believe the lady at the jewelery store said it would only run about $800

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