(Closed) Do you ever feel unsafe?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It depends where I am. Mine isn’t really huge or anything, but if I see suspicious looking people or I’m alone in a not so good neighborhood, I usually turn it around.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@MoonlightRose:  I agree about claddagh rings. When people actually look at them in detail they really like them, but passing by, no one notices- especially if the heart isn’t a diamond. They’re not the typical big, flashy-lookin’ ring that someone would be after. If someone went to steal my bag or wallet, though, I wouldn’t be surprised if they took the ring while they were at it. Thank God most of my stuff isn’t worth stealing haha!

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Depends on what part of the city I’m in, and when. I usually don’t go into “rough” parts of Pittsburgh alone at night, but frequent them for my job during the day. I just don’t wear my e-ring to places where I’d feel like it would make me a target.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

No because my Engagement Ring is so unusual I feel many may not know what it is especially a stupid robber. Many do not know that sapphires come the color of mine so they’ll assume its an amethyst or CZ. Combine that with platinum which is white like silver so again I figure they’ll assume the stones arent worth much and lead to believe its silver. I like having the unassuming treasure on my hand that the bistander has no clue the value of.

Post # 36
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i typically feel safe when wearing my rings.  my ering is large and noticable, 4ctw, so i sometimes just wear my eternity band, also 4ctw, but it’s more subtle.  if i am going travelling to an unknown area, i opt not to wear my ring or rings just so i don’t stand out, to be on the safe side. 

 

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper

If I was walking around in an unsafe area, I would just turn my e-eing around so it looks like a plain band.  It really doesn’t help that I do live in an unsafe area… so my diamond ring is mostly turned around most of the time! LOL

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I live on Vancouver Island and I have never felt unsafe yet but I may if I was out late at night alone but i dont see a situation where that would happen.

But if I did I would probably just turn it around 🙂

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Not saying it doesn’t happen, but around here (large city) the only times I’ve heard of someone getting robbed of their e-ring it later turned out to be insurance fraud. 

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@sommertime:  Right after we got it, we went on a trip to Playa del Carmen Mexico. I wore it the entire time (in the ocean, in town, etc.). I don’t feel comfortable leaving it in room safes because I know of people who have had their safes broken into.

The only time I felt slightly strange was when we were walking down 5th Avenue one night. I turned the stone to be inside my palm, and felt better about it.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I live in a city, and before the wedding I worked at a weekend job that got me home late (only 10 or so, but still.)  And yes, I would turn my ring around on my way to the train station, and keep it turned the whole train ride, bus ride, and walk back to my apartment (or just keep my hands in my pockets.)  Its a security thing.  There were announcements a few months ago in my city about smart phone theft, and you can bet I also took out my cheap-looking flip phone to play with.

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

This is part of why I did not want to get engaged while living in Baltimore. I have another ring that my Fiance gave me when he proposed that I can wear instead if I’m going somewhere sketchy

Post # 43
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Busy bee

I generally don’t feel unsafe as my ring isn’t huge, but if I’m walking alone at night, I have turned my ring inside/put my hand in my pocket before. Moral of the story: I watch too much Investigation Discovery and I freak myself out. 🙂 

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

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@dewingedpixie:  It is entirely random what the perps go for. If they are going for armed robbery they will take your ring without analysis of stone and metal.

When our house was broken into they took a $250 TV but were literally 12 inches away from the family silver that they coulda fenced for a lot more, it’s practically like cash.

Not only are they scum, they be idiots.

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee

When I lived in Philly, I always flipped my rings on the subway or when walking alone after 8 PM. I haven’t felt the need to here in Germany, but I’ll be in Paris and Rome this month, which are notorious cities for thieves and pickpocketers. I’m planning on wearing them but wearing gloves or flipping them around. 

Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Wow, it never even crossed my mind.. I should be more aware in the future because you never know..

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