(Closed) Stand-in rings for holidays?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you have a stand in ring(s)?
    Yes : (25 votes)
    36 %
    No, but I would get one : (6 votes)
    9 %
    No : (39 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 31
    408 posts
    Helper bee

    I have ring insurance from Jeweler’s Mutual. It covers everything. I asked about so many scenarios and the agent confirmed it would be covered. 

    I actually have a similar CZ ring to my engagement ring. My fiance wanted me to confirm my preference for a 3 stone vs solitaire. When my ering was resized, I put the CZ one on. He didn’t like it, as he had worked hard to get me the real ring. He didn’t like seeing another ring on that finger. 

    So, I always wear it. It’s been snorkeling in the Keys and swimming in Costa Maya. I love that this is my one and only ring that is constantly on my finger.

    Post # 33
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

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    ukweddingbee :  I get it, the engagement ring is new and you don’t want to be without it but I’d just pop it in the safe in the hotel room during the day and wear it at evening. If your ring is super new, you might not be aware of how much your fingers swell in the heat – which would mean a standby is pointless. On our honeymoon, so rings are super new and we wanted to wear them obviously, we put them in the safe in the room during the day while we swam and walked and whatever. Took all the rings out of the safe in the evening and wore them for our evening meal and drinks.

    Post # 34
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

    I don’t know if you’ll get a stand in ring or not but I’ve been told many times not to count on the safe boxes at the hotels as they also might be opened. I mean, world isn’t as scary as it is portrayed in the media. Plus, your wallet is waaay more likely to be robbed than your ring. But we all carry them right? Just be careful, turn it around towards your palm if you have to, or wear in on a necklace inside your clothes when you’re super worried. Inside the water though, I definitely wouldn’t risk losing the rings or damaging the metal. 


    Post # 35
    3970 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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    ukweddingbee :  I got mine from berricle. I wore it the entire trip, didn’t take it off once. It is still in great condition; hasnt tarnished at all. 

    Post # 36
    2 posts

    I have a stand-in e-ring.

    My husband chose a really good e-ring when he proposed, but depending on certain circumstances, it can look a little ostentatious. My wedding ring should suffice but I chose it to go with an e-ring, so wearing it alone looks odd and it bugs me. So for that, I wear a more modest stand-in e-ring.

    I have a friend who also uses her mother’s old engagement ring for the same reason. She’s a director of a company that supports the arts and so she’s constantly having to raise funds for artists. Her fiance went just a tad too generous (her words) with the carats and the ring ended up looking inappropriate for her work.

    I know both are not travel-specific reasons, but I think the issue is that in some situations the e-rings just don’t suit. Some may solve it by just wearing just a wedding ring, while others choose a substitute. Either way, I suggest go with what works for you. 🙂

    And oh, I love Philippine beaches! I hope you have a good holiday.

    Post # 37
    9717 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    On a semi-related story, I was once on a european tour with a couple that was freshly engaged.

    The girl put her ring in the hotel safe one night, and then forgot it the next morning. Well, the bus was already halfway to the next destination before she realized it, and she had no way to go back and get it. She was totally devastated obviously, and it pretty much ruined half her trip.

    She did end up getting it back after a few days thankfully (thanks to the tour guides!), but that’s one of the reasons I don’t bring mine with. Once you’re gone, you’re gone. Good luck getting someone else to find your expensive ring and return it.

    Post # 38
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020

    I don’t have a stand-in. If I felt anxious about wearing my rings, I would either wear no ring or wear a simple band instead.  It all depends on why you feel this way… is it fear of loss? Theft? Guilt about income inequality/status?

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