Post # 17
@Laurenskii: Don’t wear it. Please don’t. I don’t want to scare you, but my DH works for an insurance company, and he gets claims all day long from couples who lost their ring while on vacation. Whether they left the room safe open, or the hotel staff broke into the safe (which is possible, there is always a way to get into that safe)
Or maybe they took their ring off, left it on the chair to go in the pool and the hotel staff took it? or another guest took it? Now, I know that you have to be stupid to do that, LoL but people actually lose their rings this way.
I don’t take my jewlery with me, I don’t trust the in room safes.
I think your Fiance is being a little insecure by saying that he likes for you to wear it so you don’t get hit on. Your a beautiful girl, whether your married or engaged–you will get hit on. Its inevitable! I mean you will be by his side the whole time so, men won’t hit on you!
So unless you plan on wearing your ring the entire time, don’t take it off, ever, and when your in the ocean/pool keeping your hand in fists so it doesn’t slide off-then yea, wear it. But I don’t see the big deal with you keeping it home.
Post # 19
I went to Cabo shortly after my engagement. I didn’t wear my ring and bought a $10 silver stand in from a local vendor. The ring will just make you a target for trouble. (And yes, we were in a “good” area.)
Post # 20
No offense Ladies, but this “wear a fake replica ring” trend that I see mentioned so many times on WBee makes NO SENSE to me as a well seasoned traveller.
I mean it isn’t like any bad guy is going to stop and ask “Excuse me, is that a REAL Diamond, or Fake one ?” before he robs you with at gun or at knife point (or as another Bee said, goes so far as to cut off your finger !!)
Any personal safety expert / travel person will tell you… DON’T TRAVEL WITH YOUR VALUABLES IN PLAIN SIGHT… it is a recipe for disaster !!
So I don’t understand how “fake” valuables makes anyone less of a target.
Might mean your REAL ring is safely locked up at home… but it could mean you’ll still end up a victim of crime and in the Hospital on your vacation (or god forbid somewhere worse… like the morgue)
Makes no sense to me whatsoever !!
Post # 21
I would be more worried about losing it than having it stolen. You’re going to Cabo, and while there will be the usual pickpockets and scammers you’d find in any tourist destination, the whole economy of Cabo thrives on tourists, and the locals know this. You are not going to have your finger cut off for your ring. Wear it like normal, and leave it safely in the hotel when you go to the beach like you’d do at any beach.
Post # 22
Possibly just a cheap band then to settle my FIs mind and keep my ring safe at home.
@This Time Round:
you have a good point there
Post # 23
@This Time Round:
Yes Mexico can
be dangerous in the drug infested areas. But there is no Canadian travel advisory for the resort areas.
Given that the government applies advisories quite liberally, it is safe to say that even they think the resort areas are safe.
No one would ever ask if they should leave their expensive camera at home, and that is an easier grab for a thief then getting a ring off a tiny finger.
Post # 24
the in room safes can still be accessed by hotel staff.
Post # 25
@This Time Round:
Good advice. The silver stand in I wore was just a silver band – I’ve traveled the world and have never worn flashy jewelery (even fake) for safety’s sake.
Post # 26
I don’t think getting robbed for your engagement ring is as common as some people fear it being. I understand the wear a fake replica idea and it was what I was going to suggest – because if it gets lost, stolen or damaged, who cares?
Sure, if you get ROBBED over it at GUNPOINT, that would be the one time you might care, but… robbers want to get something they can easily use or get rid of. Burglers tend to steal jewelry and sometimes robbers will snatch a necklace or something, but I never really heard of someone’s ring getting snatched (it’s not fast, it’s not easy, some diamonds are inscribed so you can get caught, it’s not easy to get rid of, etc).
Here’s what I would do: Get a cheap replica. Wear it only while on the resort and take it off otherwise. Boom, problem solved. If you lose it or it gets damaged at the beach, who cares? Don’t flash it while you’re not on the resort (the resorts are usually safe) and you shouldn’t get robbed of it. And if you leave it in the room by accident and housekeeping steals it, *shrug* – who cares?
Then keep your real ring at home in a safe or hidden somewhere a burglar wouldn’t think to look, just in case.
Post # 27
and the hotel staff will not steal from you if they want to keep their jobs. Yes there are some hotel staff who steal, just like there are some waiters who skim credit card numbers, but you are far more likely to encounter only honest, hard-working people who want to do their jobs, not steal your stuff. If you’re not worried about leaving your passport or iPad behind in the room, then you shouldn’t worry about your ring. A passport is INCREDIBLY valuable on the black market, and an iPad will bring a good price and is easy to sell. The black market price on a ring is chump change. Thieves steal whatever is easiest and/or will bring the most cash when they sell it. Some Rx medications are waaaayy more valuable to a thief than a wedding ring is.
Post # 28
This is so funny because my situation is the exact opposite of yours. I want to wear my ring when going on vacation or to clubs because I feel weird without it and also like to deter guys from hitting on me. My Fiance does not want me to wear it cause he’s scared I’ll lose it while drunk or something. I said we did not pay $350 a year to get insurance on it so that I cannot wear it for fear of losing it lol.
But you can get a fake ring to ease his mind lol. Sometimes you just have to not wear it for safety reasons. Depends on the country youre visiting
Post # 29
this has always weirded me out about those.
I think I’m gonna talk to me Fiance a little further about it, maybe I just caught him on an insecure day. I have to say im not overly worried about being robbed at gunpoint (maybe I should be) so a replica might be okay to put on once at the resort.
Post # 30
If you’re nervous about it, I wouldn’t risk it. I did wear my ring during our honeymoon in Cozumel and didn’t have any problems. I was more concerned about it slipping off while I was swimming than I was about someone trying to take it or leaving it sitting out. Everything worked out fine :).
Post # 31
Another suggestion, if you have a diamond on your ring, you can turn it around to the inside of your hand so that it is not as flashy when walking in bad neighborhoods and people would think its a normal wedding band.