(Closed) Should your stand in ring look like your real e-ring, or different?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should your stand in ring look like your real e-ring, or different?

    Same

    Different

    Slightly different is ok

  • Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   You missed the point. There are no “shoulds” when it comes to stand in rings.

    Post # 18
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @ noninferiorasecutus Should your stand in ring look like your real e-ring, or different? You asked the question on a public forum. Welcome to real life. No one is restricted to your choices- same, different, or slightly different. Completely different is ok too.

     

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee

    My response is comes purely from a practical standpoint.

    For me personally I feel like a stand in ring should look different, especially for certain work settings, travel purposes or sports. I don’t see what the point of having a ring that looks so similar to the original, since you then may as well just wear the original.

    Also, I feel like anything flashy looking (even if it is a cheap fake ring/set) could be misconstrued as being ripe for targeting the person if they are travelling. For me, for sports (I do horseback riding) and travel, I am just looking for a band that is subdued and cheaper. I do want either a purple heart wood ring with a gold accent and/or a plain yellow gold band with milgrain edging to switch in between, but currently they are just a little bit beyond my price range. I tried a silicone ring, but I didn’t really like it. I also am interested in resin rings, but I am rather indecisive and haven’t found a ring I would settle on yet.

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    I have one that looks similar and one that looks totally different. I bought them at different sizes. For me, it’s just fun 🙂

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I have a plain white gold band I use for traveling if I am going to a country where showing signs of affluence can make you a target. I like to have it or else I keep constantly feeling like I lost something, but I wouldn’t get a flashy stand in set because even though it solves a problem of loss or theft from a hotel room etc, it doesn’t solve the problems of muggings while you’re wearing it as the attacker doesn’t know it’s a fake.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   Your stand in ring should look like whatever you want it to look like. No one is going to care whether it looks like your engagement ring or not.

    I guess if you don’t want friends and family to know you have a stand-in ring, you can have one that looks pretty much the same. But I don’t see the point in that.

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee

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    @ noninferiorasecutus   Your stand in ring should look like whatever you want it to look like. No one is going to care whether it looks like your engagement ring or not. I guess if you don’t want friends and family to know you have a stand-in ring, you can have one that looks pretty much the same. But I don’t see the point in that.

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I have stand-in rings for travel and they are completely different from my actual engagement ring, becasue why not? 

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper

     

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    @carmelovesyou    If youre going somewhere you might be mugged, wearing a plain gold band or nothing makes a lot more sense than wearing a flashy cz.

    Post # 27
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    @ sunburn   right, I thought about that too. Lol funny how my real e-ring might actually pose less risk of being mugged seeing that it’s so much simpler. And I agree it would feel more comfortable just wearing my wedding band if I travel. So I guess my stand in ring will most likely be staying in the box a lot. 😂

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    My stand in(s) for both wedding and ering are stainless steel or sterling silver with CZ. I didn’t want to spend a fortune and also they are highly replaceable. I wear the stand in wedding band the most, if say if I don’t want to potentially wreck my real band which has high sentimental value to me and is custom made. Like I just moved a whole storage container since we moved- with just my wedding band on and it was fine but I won’t chance it swimming. Hiking or travel I’ll wear the cheap plain steel band and that’s it. Depends on what you want the stand in for, for me I don’t care that it looks like any of the rings I own already. You do you 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Honey bee

    I realize that this is a little off topic, but it’s another way of looking at things.

    For me, a stand in doesn’t make any sense.  If I’m in a situation where my ring could get damaged or lost (moving or swimming for example), I would just not wear a ring at all.  And while I try to not be reckless with it, I do have it insured for a reason (and it’s insured for twice the value, so I’d have a pretty easy time replacing it with similar specs…or an upgrade.  ha).

    I think my SO would be upset if he had spent all of this money on a ring and then I chose to wear a stand in.  

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