(Closed) Do you ever feel unsafe?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Mine’s not huge, but I know that if I were walking around downtown Atlanta, I’d definitely be turning my ring around. Around here, I feel fine, but Atlanta is another story. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yep for sure. i always turn my e-ring inside my palm or put it in my pocket if I feel there’s shady characters around. I feel a little better knowing it’s insured but I would be devastated to lose something so sentimental.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Not really.  Both my rings AND DH’s wedding band combined cost less than a grand.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I never heard of such a thing :/  I feel bad for those who do feel unsafe 🙁  No one in vegas really pays attention to rings lol but geez i can’t believe what this world has come to that they need to seriously take erings!? wtf?! lol 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sometimes. I wear a pretty substantial looking stack.. Tcw is about 3.5. So sometimes I take them off, ESP when I’m walking out  of my research lab at 11 pm. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Totally depends on where I am. Would I walk around West Oakland (or North Oakland, or East Oakland, or downtown Oakland) with a big diamond? Nope. But where I live in Berkeley, I feel totally ok. There are parts of San Fran that sketch me out, but on the whole it’s been fine. I know a few people who have been robbed at gunpoint in the city and in Oakland, so I try to minimize the amount of cash/credit cards etc I have on me. I only wear a wedding band anyway, so wearing a diamond isn’t really a big concern of mine!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always turn mine around on the subway and when walking thorugh a seedy section of the city alone…espically when I first got it! But I feel like I notice it more than someone else. I have to work it off over my big knuckle—so good luck to the persom that tries to steal it! Ha—he’ll probably have to cut my finger off—eek! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mine is not huge and since it’s not typically e-ring looking (it’s a claddagh), I don’t worry too much. However, I live in a part of the word where, based on my looks alone, people assume I’m finanacially better-off than them, and they’re usually not wrong… though I’m certainly not rich. There tends to be some petty crime around here, especially towards tourists and gringos, so I’m always careful with anything of value, especially since I had a my bag stolen on a bus and was assualted for my cell phone last year. If I go into the capital, which is a sketchier part of the country, I don’t wear my ring. If I go to the beach or to do some activity where I might have to remove my ring or it might come off, I don’t wear it. Even though it’s not worth a ridiclous amount of money, I’d be sad if it were lost or stolen.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@sommertime:  I deliberatley took off my e-rings a few years ago when we were having a spate of armed robberies around here. I live in an urban core. Now I do not wear my e-ring or my inherited blingly deco diamond because I sort of got out of the habit, and I REALLY can’t lose the family piece to a ghetto jerk. I feel entirely responsible to pass it on to a young relative. But I am old and have had decades to wear the e-ring.

I wear a variety of costume rings, and recently bought a pretty little Victorian rose-gold ring that I love for $145.  It’s charming, but if I lose it it’s not a big deal.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Wow, I am actually glad to know that I am not the only one who has felt a little uneasy at times.

I wouldnt say I feel unsafe, but I certainly am more aware that there is a pricey piece of jewerly on my finger. A young couple lives next door to me and the girl is really nice, but have they major financial issues and are not the most ethical people. When I first got engaged, i didnt want to show my her my ring. My FI didnt want me to show them either… I definitely turn it around if I feel like I am in a bad area of town.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I turn mine when I’m walking through a parking lot alone. With that said, if someone noticed it in a store (like grocery shopping), they could easily follow me out to my car. I get compliments on the size of the stone constantly, sometimes with a bit of a catty undertone, so I feel like if people are looking for something to steal then they’ll definitely notice large rings on women who are alone.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i felt unsafe in london at 2 in the morning at the bus station. i turned my ring around. my ring’s not massive, however it was expensive.

i dont think robbers are that selective, if they want to rob you they will. not long ago a young man was killed for his old mobile and a fiver ($10??).

just be sensible, put your hands in your pockets, turn it around or leave it at home.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mepayne:  Where do you live in GA? My FI is from Macon. 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@wrkbrk:  Marietta/Kennesaw/Acworth/Woodstock. There’s a spot where they all basically meet and I’m right in the middle of it. Love the area, but it gets confusing. 

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