(Closed) stand in rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: will you buy or do you already have a stand in ring?
    no : (24 votes)
    40 %
    no but I'm getting one : (9 votes)
    15 %
    yes I have one : (25 votes)
    42 %
    other : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    WarrenWE:  I have two stand in rings, one is CZ, $20 from Amazon that I wear on vacations when I don’t want to risk losing my real ring.  The second was $60, 10K white gold band that I wear when I’m working out, cleaning, other things that I don’t want to risk damaging my ring during.

    Post # 3
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    1628 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    I think I might get a cheap CZ ring from TJ Maxx or something to wear if my real ring was going to be out for a long time getting fixed or something (or as you said, traveling, etc.). I’m not REALLY into rings, so I can’t really see myself spending more than $50 on it, especially since I wouldn’t be wearing it long term and I’d much prefer my actual ring. It’s a good idea though, one I hadn’t considered before and after I’m engaged I might just look into it.

    Post # 4
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    My ring is getting a diamond replaced right now, and it’s supposed to take close to a month before I get it back. There was no way I was going to go that long without a ring on my hand, so I just went to walmart and bought a cheap one to wear in the meantime. Eventually I would love to get a nicer stand in with a sapphire or something.

    Post # 5
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    7978 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I have a canary cushion stand in from berricle, a rose gold morganite halo from etsy, and a CZ eternity band from TJMaxx as stand ins. I like them for vacation or whatever.

    Post # 6
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    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    WarrenWE:  I have one! I got it off of ebay for $30. It’s a white sapphire and topaz. I wanted it to look as close as possible to my ring so it wouldn’t catch anyone’s attention when I wear it lol.

     

    the top ring is my real ER and the bottom is my stand in 🙂

     

    Post # 7
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    3042 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

    No. I considered getting 1 (when i had to leave it at the jeweler’s for a whole day to be sized) but I haven’t.  Once we’re married I’ll probably just wear my wedding band alone if i don’t feel comfortable wearing my engagement ring somewhere. I have rings at home from before that I could wear if i needed something on my finger…. maybe I should have the opal ring my fiance bought me back in highschool sized up so that i can wear it again for that purpose?

    Post # 8
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    5504 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have a .5 carat asscher cz solitaire from Tradecraft on etsy that I use sometimes as a stand in!

    Post # 9
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    452 posts
    Helper bee

    When we were narrowing down what style of e-ring to get, I bought two $15 CZ rings off amazon to wear around to see how I felt about a 3-stone or a solitaire. Once our custom-made e-ring arrives, I’ll use the 3 stone CZ as a stand in for situations where I don’t feel comfortable wearing my actual ring. It’s sort of similar to my e-ring in that it’s also a 3 stone, but most importantly it’s only $15. If I lose it or it gets stolen, no big deal.<br /><br />So if you’re in the market to get a stand in, I’d recommend amazon or berricle. Cheap options and cute rings! Plus, the cheaper they are, the more you can buy 😛

    Post # 10
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    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    WarrenWE:  No, I don’t have a stand-in ring and I don’t plan to purchase one. I specifically chose a plain wedding band that I can wear alone while traveling, etc. We like to travel internationally, including to third-world countries, and not only am I concerned about my engagement ring getting stolen/lost, but I don’t like the display of wealth in areas where poverty is so commonplace. 

    Any time where I don’t feel comfortable wearing my e-ring, I certainly wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a “stand-in” either. 

    Post # 11
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    284 posts
    Helper bee

    My fiancé proposed with the stand-in since we were on vacation and he didn’t want to carry around the expensive ring. It’s a very similar style to my engagement ring, but 0.75 carat emerald-cut emerald instead of 1.5 carat emerald-cut black diamond. I love them both a ton. The emerald was way cheaper than the black diamond; it’s lab-created.

    Post # 12
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    7618 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I wear two Berricle stacking bands in place of my set when I go to the gym and sometimes when traveling. They’re sterling silver and CZ (one white and one pink CZs). I think they were around $30 with a promo code. 

    Post # 13
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    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have one – it is a simple silver band that was a present given to me by my grandma few weeks before her passing.

    I was wearing that ring for 3 years, and now it works as stand-in ring, because it fits only my ring finger.

    Post # 14
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    3248 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My stand in is a berricle ring for less than $40 and other than a third band it looks exactly like my set.  I just love it.  Ring on top is ering and bottom is my stand in.  

     

    Post # 15
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    5175 posts
    Bee Keeper

    WarrenWE:  I don’t have a stand in ring yet, only because my size is not easily made.  It’s a pain to find my size just pre-made.  When we got my ring, they had to make the mold first before they could even make the ring at least the place we ordered from.  I’m a size 3.  So should the horrible event of my ring needing to be fixed (the setting) I would just wear the stainless steel band that I ordered from Amazon which happened to be in my size.  I also got a gemstone so any stand in ring that I had would just look completely different from my usual ring and that would throw me off.

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