(Closed) traveling to 3rd world country with your ring?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

If you’re concerned, I’d probably go with your initial gut instinct and leave the rings behind. You can always wear a “substitute” ring, something fake (maybe even something from Claires), on your honeymoon that way you still have a “I’m married” ring on your finger. :o)

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wore mine to the dominican republic but I didn’t go venturing out into the city or anything. I’d turn it around if i felt uncomfortable. I turn mine inside out when i go to this pick-up style chinese restaurant down the street. I work in a crappy area with lots of crime and there are always lots of shady characters sitting around…and i dont’ like the stares my ring can ellicit from some of the derelicts hanging around.

But, if it’s not a big huge diamond or anything, I doubt anybody will relly notice and think it’s worth their time and effort to steal it.

I just wear mine everywhere….our resort in the DR was a honeymoon place and so many people went ringless! I would have felt sad and naked without mine!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you feel concerned, don’t wear it.  Buy a subsitute ring or just wear your wedding band.  Also, as long as you have it insured, you will be fine in any case, but if you don’t think you will be comfortable and will be worrying the whole time, leave it at home. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I would not wear my rings there. I would get a substitute.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My rings are staying behind when I travel, I’ve heard enough stories along the way.  After traveling the Caribbean by myself a number of times, I also know better than to go without anything on my finger (some attention is nice though!)  I found a lovely diamondique ring at the QVC store under 30 dollars, complete with a lifetime guarantee.  I don’t know that I’d keep the receipt forever, but the saleslady sure did stress they would replace the ring!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with PP and suggest you get a substitute ring. There are so many things that can happen, not just theft. I’m sure you will want to go swimming, etc and then you will have to either where the ring in the water or leave it in the room safe, neither of which I would be comfortable with. I have a friend who lost her ring while swimming in a lake. Her hand got cold and it just slipped off.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

By the way, if you get a substitute ring, how does that ward theft off any more than the real one? They may not REALIZE it’s a substitute/fake ring and still try to steal it from first glance. Something fake still draws attention to you, whereas something simple doesn’t even render a second though.

I think your best bet is a plain band just to ward off any undesirable attention.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wouldn’t get a huge fake ring to wear, just a simple smaller stone that gets the point across.  I’ve had a friend who met people on vacation who had plain necklaces and chains stolen from their room.  So I suppose if someone is really desperate- they’ll take whatever they can get their hands on, including a plain band.  When I travel, I only take costume jewelry that I could stand parting with….if it doesn’t come home, no big deal.  Sadly enough, the only piece of jewelry that’s ever been stolen from me was here at the gym, a $5 coconut bracelet I bought in St. Martin. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m actually wary of leaving my ring at home and the house being broken into while we’re on holiday!

I’ve travelled extensively in the third world (DR, India, Indonesia, Cambodia etc.) and have never encountered any problems with my jewelery. Any time I felt  cause to be concerned I made sure my jewellery was locked up.

Also, so long as you have your ring on a separate insurance rider (which everyone should do!!) it would be covered in the case of theft.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Those are fun!

Yeah, i just know that some people are like, “oh i have a fake ring!” and it looks real, ya know? so it’s just as *dangerous* i guess…I think those bright ones are fun =]. You could even do silver bands…they’re pretty inconspicuous

And yeah, people in 3rd world countries will steal ANYTHING of value.

It always amazes me how many people leave their stuff unlocked at the gym, by the way! I end up going through at least 5+ full lockers every day without a lock before I find one to stash my stuff in!

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