(Closed) Travel/stand in rings–insurance

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
4995 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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impatientwaitingbee :  they are from eBay and are from India. They are indeed real and cheap because the moissy patent expired. They are  generally not as well cut as your more expensive moissy sold by more reputable sellers. The color and clarity is not as good either but from what I’ve seen many bees on here have gotten pretty good stones for the price. Some have been misses too. If you are looking fir a stand in then maybe a cheap eBay moissy may be a good fit for you.

 Having said that I’d be concerned wearing a huge rock  to certain countries for the safety aspect. It might be a cost effective stand in but it  can draw unwanted attention to yourself from people who assume its worth something. For safety I’d leave the blingy stuff at home and just wear a band or a ring with a stone that is universally recognized as not too valuable and not worth stealing.


Post # 34
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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impatientwaitingbee I totally understand your desire for ethically sourced stones but a lot of people are not aware that around 30% of diamonds  sold in the world are  actually cut in India. I believe that the majority of melee diamonds come from India so that basically means any pave diamonds in rings are most likely from there. Just giving you a heads up if ethically sourced and manufactured is important to you… I don’t know how those working in the diamond cutting industry are treated  in india but if its important to you it might be worth doing some research especially if your ring includes pave in the setting. India also isn’t particular about where the diamonds come from. A lot of blood diamonds end up there for cutting and essentially get washed and on sold to markets who have bans on importing diamonds from places like Zimbabwe. Again if this Is something important to you its worth researching this stuff if you already haven’t done so.

Post # 37
108 posts
Blushing bee

My ering isn’t all that big or expensive, so I wear it everywhere. I also have a stand-in ring that was the proposal ring and the one I wore for 6 weeks while the diamond ring was being made. I wear that one on my right hand now, and would honestly be more upset about losing the stand-in than the diamond because of the sentimental value. 

Post # 38
1695 posts
Bumble bee

Yep, we were in Winners and we saw a cute set, that had a lab blue sapphire with cz pave bands set in silver, that was in my size for $50. Which I never see. We decided it was fate so we bought it as my stand in set. I’ve been wearing the ring without the bands on my right hand off and on.

My ring will be pricey, and we travel etc. As far as he’s concerned no piece of jewelry is worth my safety and except for when we go to Vegas to get married. At which point he’s said if I’m going to be out of his sight I will be giving the ring to him to hold on to. When we travel once I have it, we will leave it at home in the safe. We’ve both traveled a lot and we like going off the beaten path when we travel. It will be insured, but we’ve been known to end up in dodgy places, insurance doesn’t make up for getting hurt over a ring.

Post # 39
2544 posts
Sugar bee

I just wear my wedding band when I travel and leave the engagement ring at home. I think I’m going to get a stand in band though as well because I wouldn’t want to lose it either. 

Post # 40
348 posts
Helper bee

I just got my ring last week and haven’t traveled with it yet, but we do have several trips, including overseas, coming up in the next few months. My plan for the ring really depends on the destination/purpose of the trip.

I have: 

– a plain gold band (will wear for traveling for business or to less developed countries) 

– my grandmother’s ring, which has a much smaller diamond in a gold setting (will wear when traveling to countries where smaller diamonds are the norm)

– a CZ stand-in that I used before my ring came in (will wear when traveling internationally to developed countries)

Like you my diamond is +3 cts and not only would I be devastated to lose or damage the ring, there’s also a safety issue at hand. If a stand in ring looks real to the general public, it looks real to a potential thief. And while you might not mind the cheap ring being stolen, you probably won’t enjoy the mugging etc. 

Post # 41
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

In 3 weeks we will be going on our first international trip since getting engaged (hong kong and thailand!!!!!) and I will definitely not be bringing my real ring which is just below 3 carats. I will probably just wear a simple band or a small CZ stone. I have a fear of wearing anything attention grabbing because I got robbed at knifepoint while on vacation a few years ago and that is NOT an experience I want to repeat.

Post # 43
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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impatientwaitingbee :  Sorta. I mean, I just want to protect my sentimental ring. So I’d like to leave it home sometimes depending on where we are going, simply because no matter how great the insurance is, I am never going to be able to replace the emotion that goes along with my ring. BUT that depends on what type of person you are. If you’re not sentimental, that’s awesome and you can totally replace it whenever. I am a little jealous, because tastes change. But if you’re like me and a disgustingly sentimental sap, no matter what happens the ring you were proposed to with is going to be the one you want forever. 

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