Post # 1
I have noticed that many bees have a “stand in” ring for honeymoons or for instances where your ring is getting repaired or at the jewlers. One of the girls I went to college with posted hers for her honeymoon and I was just wondering where people purchase these rings. Are they real diamond, but less expensive? Or are they CZ/other simulated stone?
Do you have pictures?
Post # 3
I got mine from Claire’s, I think the stones are Australian Crystal. It was about $10, the stones are bigger than my REAL ering so it makes me feel a little bit funny to wear it so I usually just wear my wedding band to things I don’t want to wear both to.
Post # 4
Mine is a cz from Berricle.
ETA It’s bigger than my actual ring, and with less detail. They’re both halos, but that’s about it as far as similarities go. I couldn’t really find anything close to my actual ring.
Post # 5
I saw a ring posted on here. A white sapphire ring from Helzbergs. I’m in love. I want it for Christmas! Though I wouldn’t it a stand in, I would just call it my other.:)
Post # 6
Mine is just a tungsten band from ebay. No stones.
Post # 7
Berricle. I have the same set votpalette has but it is smaller than my actual halo’scenter stone. I was thinking about ordering one that matches my ring a little better.
Post # 8
@Araya: I think you’re talking about HelleCat’s promise ring!
I swear I’m not a creepy stalker, I just read all the gemstone ring threads haha… you start to recognize Bees by their rings after a while!
Post # 9
Mine is a cubic zirconia with plated metal so it cant be worn in the ocean if I go away. It is the exact replica of my actual ring and it was the demo ring in the jewellery case that the jeweller said we could have for $20. It looks suprisingly real until you put it up to my realy ring and you can then tell which is real and which is not
Post # 10
My stand-in wedding set is from the same store where I got my original wedding rings, Peoples/Zales. The art-deco square halo is white sapphires and the band is made of small diamonds. It was way less expensive than my wedding set. I like to wear it at home from time to time to change things up! Any time I take off my original e-ring I miss it so it’s fun to do the swap. The stand-in is also very useful for travelling and honestly, it’s a great excuse to own more jewellery 😉
Original wedding set:
My original wedding set next to my stand-in:
Post # 11
@vorpalette: OMG! This looks so similar to my actual e-ring!
Here is my ring now:
Post # 12
@Regina Phalange: Damn straight! Its beautiful! Come to me, my precccioouuss.
Post # 13
I hadnt even thought about a “stand in” ring until reading this post. I went searching online at Kohls, cause I have $60 Kohls cash to spend and my Christmas shopping is done. I found one that is perfect! 1st pic is my real ring. 2nd is the Kohls ring I can order tomorrow when the Kohls cash is good.
Post # 14
I got mine from myjewelrybox.com for $99. It’s actually a gorgeous ring and I love the blue diamonds. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
Kohls. $12!!! It’s a 6 prong CZ round cut solitaire, with a simple tapered silver band. I’m guessing it’s about a 2 carat size…
Post # 16
Hang on, I am a little confused. Why would you wear a stand-in ring on your honeymoon? Is it so the real one doesn’t get lost or damaged? When I think of getting a stand-in and NOT wearing my engagement ring and my wedding bands to our honeymoon I feel a bit sad. I want to wear my wedding bands (now that I’ve decided which to get) so badly! With my e-ring! I don’t know if I could go a whole week with waiting!
But, I can see why it would be a good idea to not take along an expensive peice of jewelry. We’ll be going to spas, snorkling in the ocean, playing in the pool, and what have you. Maybe I’ll wear my real set and take along a stand-in set? Then lock it away in the room safe when we’re doing activities that might threaten my ring? Ultimately if I wore my real set I would not wear it for those activities, but still, I can’t imagine not wearing my real set to elegant dinners we’re planning on going to. But is it too much risk to take your real ring? Agh! My poor mind!