Post # 1
I’m sad. Today, I dropped my rings off at the jewelry store to be soldered and re-dipped. I wandered into Claire’s and picked this cheap ring up for $5 just to have something on my finger. Show me your not-at-all-wedding-set-like stand-ins! And feel free to throw up some regular ring porn too– I’m missing my rings already!
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2014 - Carondelet House
Here’s mine. When it isn’t on stand-in duty, I use it as a RHR.
Post # 4
@s2bmrscook: Your $5 Claire’s stand-in is surprisingly cute!
I dont have a stand-in, but Im sure I’ll get one in the future.
Post # 5
Not terribly “cheap” but when I choose not to wear my Sparklies (rare… means I need to protect the Diamonds for some really serious reason) I have my Plain WBand to go-to
My Plain WBand is an exact match to my Sparkly one, just no Diamonds.
Here is a Photo of the 2 WBands together
Personally, I don’t really get sparkly stand-ins… in so much as most Bees say they use them to travel with. If I am concerned about the “safety” of my Diamonds enough to leave them at home, then I figure I should be equally concerned about a Stand-In… cause trust me the Bad Guy isn’t going to stop before he mugs you to ask “Excuse me, just checking that is 2 CTW of REAL Diamonds right ?”
EDIT TO ADD – I should add that your Stand In is very pretty. Having one in this particular instance (good rings out at the Jewellers etc) that makes sense to me. But as I am a bit of Jewellery Lover, if it should be such an “at home” situation (vs travel) then I’d just wear another ring (costume or real) from my collection so I don’t suffer empty ring syndrom.
Post # 6
@This Time Round: I’ll wear a sparkly stand-in when I am afraid of loosing my real diamond. If I’m in a shady situation, I turn all of my rings around, cheap or not. 🙂
Post # 7
@This Time Round: I love the look of the plain band and the bling together! I have obnoxiously small fingers (size 4) so any rings I get need to be sized, which puts a damper on a lot of costume pieces (at least that I’ve found!). I lucked out at Claire’s since they have little kid jewelry haha!
@Future_Mrs_Dr_I: I do the turnaround thing too!
Post # 8
@s2bmrscook: I am a size 3.5 so I totally hear you!!! Try http://www.emitations.com, they actually have a great selection of size 4 rings, and they’re nice quality!
Post # 9
This is my super cheap stand in:
2mm, sterling silver, a whopping $6 on Amazon. I originally bought it to see if I liked the look of a plain thin wedding band, and now I use it whenever I need to not have a diamond on my hand. Love it.
Post # 10
@s2bmrscook: I wear my plain band when I dont have my rings for whatever reason!