(Closed) Stand-in ring for Mexico??

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do for a week in Mexico?
    Bring my e-ring and be careful : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Buy a cheap stand in ring and wear it the whole time : (18 votes)
    30 %
    Buy a plain band to wear on the beach/in the water and wear real e-ring everywhere else : (16 votes)
    26 %
    Leave e-ring at home and go without : (14 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    If you aren’t worried about theft, and they are insured, I’d just wear your rings (provided they are sized well). I wore my rings the whole time during our honeymoon in Hawaii, including in the pool and ocean and during a surfing lesson, and they were fine. Like a PP mentioned, you could also wear a ring cozy for extra protection during water sports and other outdoor activities. 

     

     

    Post # 17
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    4849 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I leave all of my jewelry at home. My dad lost his wedding band in the ocean in Mexico. If I’m going to Mexico I’m going to be on the beach or by the pool, slathered in sunscreen and likely full of tequila. I don’t need my rings on to worry about. 

    Post # 18
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    3954 posts
    Honey bee

    Hotel security experts have told me that the in-room safe is the worst place you can put valuables. They come with a very easy override code and most hotels never delete/reset it. So anybody who knows that code can open the safe. 

    Post # 19
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    5155 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I don’t wear more expensive or nicer rings (or other nicer baubles) when I go on holiday, including to the Caribbean, Mexico and like places, mostly because most of my vacations involve a lot of scuba diving and so on (where I definitely do not want to be wearing my nice rings) and I am not at all comfortable leaving my jewelery in the hotel safe (and it would end up being in safe almost entire trip!) I will feel especially this way now that I have my new ring as it is a one of a kind antique/vintage ring so not so easily replaced even with insurance.

    I usually just wear a plain(er) band or some stacking bands. I have a five stone ring I am thinking will become my new travel ring though, as I’d feel okay wearing that one while diving and such so could keep it on all the time.

    I would not buy a huge blingy stand in, because for me just as a big worry as theft or loss is the harm that might come during the theft. Someone who sees a fancy stand in ring won’t know it’s CZ or something like that.

    Post # 21
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    1350 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

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    miamia00:  it was at the riu palace in cancun. I’m 100% certain it was hotel staff. it was too clean the way it was done and the safe was not broken into but simply opened and then closed once they took phones and cash.this was about 7 years ago. 

    i still put things in a safe because it’s better than nothing but to me losing cash vs having my ring taken is so different and a risk I won’t take.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I wore my rings everywhere in Mexico even to the pool and the beach. No one said anything and I never worried about it. I misplace my ring far more at home than I ever do on vacation. 

     

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I never understood stand in rings and truthfully I think the idea is ridiculous. Engagement/wedding rings are meant to be worn, not hidden away from any possible harm. Get insurance for peace of mind. 

    Post # 24
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    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

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    disneylove:  I left for Cuba the day after we got engaged and brought my ring with me! I wore it at night, and left it in the safe during the day (Except for when I really missed it, I went back to the room to put it on and just didn’t go in the pool/ocean for a few hours). It was brand spanking new at that point, so I was excited lol but nonetheless I didn’t have any problems bring it and I’m clumbsy. 

    Post # 25
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I feel naked when I dont have mine on.  We got Qalo rings to wear when scuba diving or anything that might damage our rings.  Not to “advertise” we are married but because it is better than always feeling for it. 

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Flashy rings attract fish and other creatures in the water.  I personally would not wear any jewelry in the water, I don’t want to increase my risk of being bit/attacked.

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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    disneylove:  My fiance proposed in Jamaica, and wanted me to wear the ring for our whole trip! In the pool and the ocean, zip lining, you name it. It fit perfectly and it’s insured, so I wasn’t concerned about it slipping off. 

    I understand it’s a tough call. I would either commit to wearing my engagement ring and not worrying about it or leave it home and wear a band in its place so my ring finger wouldn’t feel naked. 

    Post # 28
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    207 posts
    Helper bee

    If you’re not comfortable wearing your engagement ring, why not just wear your wedding band?

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

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    islandtime:  Yeah I don’t worry about this much…as a scuba diver my air cylinder and my stainless steel D-rings on my gear, or other accoutrements, are just as flashy underwater as a ring. A barracuda can’t tell the difference between a shiny ring or a shiny metal flashlight! I just know how loose rings become on my fingers when they are cold and wet; to me it makes no sense to risk losing something when that loss is a near certainty in those conditions, insurance or not. Also, I mean, when I am scuba diving, rings aren’t really necessary equipment and some (other than something very plain) can even be a liability (getting caught on equipment, puncturing gloves).  Though everything looks bigger underwater, for those who are suffering some DSS!

    A friend of mine has actually found two rings (separate occasions) on the sea floor while scuba diving – a diamond solitaire and a man’s gold wedding band! 

    Another thing I would mention for why I choose not to wear some of my flashier rings to some of the places I travel is definitely to do with not feeling comfortable going to places wearing things that most people there would never be able to afford in their entire lifetime, where basic necessities for survival are an issue. Some people may not worry about this, but it is something I am conscious of. I know there are limits, I mean even my travel there is something that is out of reach for many, but there you go.

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I don’t understand the point of a stand in ring. My mom always took her engagement ring off if she was going in the water, beach or doing something outdoorsy where her hands would get dirty. She would leave her wedding band on since it’s just a plain gold band. Just take your rings off and leave them in a safe in the hotel room. i wouldn’t want to wear any jewelry whether is a diamond or CZ to a beach anyways but that’s my opinion. 

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