Post # 1
Do any of you have or want to get stand in rings? It might not make sense to many people or most guys but I think that a stand in ring would be great. For those times that you are having work done to your ring or are traveling or going anywhere that you wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing your original engagement ring. I wouldn’t spend even close to what we are spending on the actual engagement ring. I think its pointless to pick a ring with a stone just as big as/larger than your original. That wouldn’t deter a thief at all. So I was looking at rings on amazon today and picked a few out. I really love morganite and pink sapphire so I figured a ring with either of those stones in a similar setting to my future engagement ring. The engagement ring I picked out is a diamond. I wouldn’t even think to spend over $500 on a stand in and I think over $300 is even pushing it. I won’t be bringing up this subject with my SO until after he’s proposed but just figured id get opinions/insight on the matter beforehand.
If you have a stand in ring….is it a diamond or a gemstone? Was it more affordable or was it just as/ close to as expensive as original ering? Is the stone larger?
Post # 2
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
- 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
I have a .5 carat asscher cz solitaire from Tradecraft on etsy that I use sometimes as a stand in!
Post # 9
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
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
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
- 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
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
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
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.