(Closed) Ring substitute and how to feel engaged?? (Please HELP)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
2591 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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gismonda :  If you want to wear a ring, but do not want to wear your real ring, look into getting a cubic zirconia ring or something.

Post # 3
10354 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I believe Jeweler’s Mutual will insure rings of residents in Canada, US and Mexico. That’s the insurance I have on my ring, and they will replace lost or stolen rings. Regardless, since it’s such a high priced item, you should really do some research and try to get it insured.

If I were you, I would get a plain gold band to wear in public, or buy your wedding ring now and wear just the wedding ring so you have something on your finger. I can understand why you want to have something there! 

Post # 4
3828 posts
Honey bee

You could get a gold band to wear that can turn into your wedding ring when you get married.  it’s not wrong to want to wear it and feel that moment of engagement.  I’m sure he understand if you just tell him your plan.

Post # 5
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would get the matching soleste eterntiy.

Post # 6
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

How frustrating for you, normally I recommend wearing rings but I’m in Europe and know the reputation some areas of Mexico have for violence against the person so I’d never suggest you do something you think might compromise your safety. For that reason I wouldn’t suggest a blingy or large sim/cz either, they don’t know it’s not a diamond and you could get hurt anyway. What about a simple plain bezel solitaire with a small diamond or moissanite? Around the 0.3 carat equivalent size. It’s a very elegant look, easy to wear and low maintenance, but less likely to be a target. 

Do look into insurance on your beautiful ring, I’m sure it will be available in Mexico, perhaps other Mexican Bees on here can check it out. 

I’d offer and hope to pay for the ring myself in your situation, if your fiancé insists then that’s fine.

Look at the bezels on the Tiffany website for inspiration. You can get something similar but much cheaper online from James Allen or equivalent. 

Post # 7
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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gismonda :  By The Way your English is better than lots of people’s for whom it is their first language!

Post # 8
819 posts
Busy bee

Definitely check out sites like Berricle– you can get an inexpensive ring (Like $50 in US dollars if they’re on sale) to wear while you’re on the bus and things like that!

Post # 9
295 posts
Helper bee

Ditto on what all the other posters said. 

And congratulations on your engagement!

Post # 10
8434 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Maybe just wear your wedding band now?  That way it’s a ring you can still get attached to (since it will be your wedding ring) and you can have something that stays on your finger permanently.  I agree with PPs though, if the ring he got you is expensive having insurance on it is a good idea.

Post # 11
1807 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Berricle has some beautiful rings at very low prices – check out online – their rings are just sterling silver and cubic zirconias – but they look like the real thing (if you like white gold – I’m not a fan). I’ve included one photo (below) from their website – this is $46.90 (Im in Canada – it looks like that might be the Canadian Conversion price – so likely more like $35-36 US). They have a 30% off storewide sale today – so it would even be cheaper. At least then if you’re robbed you’re not going to care that they take your ring.

If you want something a little better quality – check out ETSY or MoissaniteCo. I LOVE Moissanite – it actually sparkles more than diamonds – and from now on I’m going to be only buying moissanite (ethical reasons as well as great price). You can get a nice 14K gold ring with a moissanite stone for $400 – $2000. These would hurt the wallet a bit if stolen – but at least not as much as a real diamond. As it’s really 14K gold, people looking at it closely can examine the stamp inside that says 14K – and they’ll know it’s real. (A robber could even pawn the ring for the gold value – isn’t that a horrible thing to have to think!?).


Sterling Silver Round CZ Solitaire  Ring 1.18 CTW

Edit – only $695 at MoissaniteCo for a 1 ct moissanite solitaire “Tiffany” style ring in 14K gold. I don’t think you said what size stone you got – but you might even be able to match the moissanite to be very similar to your real ring – so you’d feel like you’re always wearing your ‘real’ engagement ring. https://www.moissaniteco.com/6prong-forever-brilliant-moissanite-solitaire-ring-p-16104.html

6-Prong Forever Brilliant Moissanite Solitaire Ring

Post # 13
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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gismonda :  I think if your Fiance doesn’t want you wearing the engagement ring all the time and to save it for special occassions, it shouldn’t bother him if you buy the etsy ring to wear everyday. The point is that you are proud to be engaged to him and want to show that. 

Post # 14
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Just get a cheap 200$ ring. My ring currently is a sterling silver ring that cost under 200$ I’m not getting my set until closer to the wedding. But I still plan on wearing this one when we go on vacation etc

Post # 15
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I first want to say that your English is wonderful so there is no need to apologize about it.

Second, I think getting your wedding band early is a wonderful idea. That way your fiancé doesn’t feel like you’re trying to replace your engagement ring!

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