(Closed) Traveling for a year. What ring to get?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - River Museum & Aquarium

I think getting a plain wedding band and wearing that is a good idea. Get the fancy e-ring when you return home. No biggie. 

Otherwise! I have a simple Claddagh ring I wear. Mine is white gold, and I’ve had it for 8 years, it has held up to daily wear, I never take it off. I like the sweet backstory, and when I wear my engament ring, I can switch it over to be a right hand ring. 

Here are some on etsy, sterling silver super cheap, or even in gold or white gold less than a couple hundred dollars. 
https://www.etsy.com/market/claddagh_ring

 

The Claddagh story: http://www.thecladdagh.net/story.html

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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AnnieInWonderland :  Claddagh is a great suggestion! I have one that my mom got me (she has one herself, too). Some of them are pretty fancy with centre stones and side stones, but mine is sterling silver, and while it has warped over time, I’ve had it since I was 15, wore it in the ocean almost daily for 2 of those years, and it’s still super sturdy. Plus, on the left hand, it really does have that “I’m engaged/ married” connotation. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee

Artemer studio – bezel 0.1 carat diamond ring.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I went on etsy and got a vintage wedding band for travelling- it didn’t break the bank at all but still give me something pretty to wear when I go to places that I don’t feel safe wearing my engagment ring to. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I do archaeological fieldwork every summer. I bought a cheaper ring from Kays, with diamonds, that I use as my travel ring. During the year, I wear it between my wedding band and engagement ring as a spacer, so that the sides don’t scratch.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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RayKay :  Love the etoile suggestion! That way, you can still wear something sparkly without attracting too much attention. If you keep wearing it as your wedding band after  the trip, it will compliment a wide variety of rings, too.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I have a plain comfort fit rose gold band that I wear for traveling or things like hiking, camping, etc. I love it! If my engagement ring was rose gold (it’s white gold), I would have used it as a wedding band, but instead it will just be my stand-in ring when needed.  

Post # 26
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Helper bee

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poppy77 :  I’ve actually changed it three times 🙂 My new one comes hopefully tomorrow, so I will post it then!

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I personally just wear my band when we go out of town or to shows/theme parks/etc.

It was $80 vintage off Etsy.

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Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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poppy77 :  I know you said you were looking at a metal ring, but my Fiance and I are very outdoorsy, so we are getting Qalo rings once we get married (I may actually get one now to wear while doing other activities because I usually just leave my ring in our safe if I am worried it will get ruined.

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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poppy77 :  Yes they are! We just got married a couple of weeks ago so I haven’t been wearing it long but they are small enough I feel like having my local jeweler replace them wouldn’t be a problem. But so far, so good!

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