(Closed) Why don't people take their rings on vacation?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Hans Fahden Vineyards

France and Poland you’d probably be fine — fortunately she has a 1 carat heirloom from my future Mother-In-Law that is the traveling ring. 

Post # 17
1273 posts
Bumble bee

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KitSnicket:  We lived in France(my husband’s from there) for a while. No problems, IME.

Post # 18
5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

It depends on where I go and what I will be doing. But my ring has diamonds from both of our late mother’s so even though I have insurance, there is no replacing my ring. Whether it was theft or loss.

Even before I got engaged I didn’t take my rings with me. The only place I have gone that I’ve taken my ring is when we visited friends in Colorado. I knew we wouldn’t be doing anything crazy so there was no need to leave it at home. 

We got engaged in Hawaii and I had a stand in ring. I really loved not having to worry about it while we were hiking and swimming. I’m not sure what I’m going to do since we are getting married in Hawaii. I will probably wear my qalo while we are doing adventurous shit and then my ring for our ceremony. 

Post # 19
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’ve read quite a few posts about people (mostly men) losing their ring in the ocean on their honeymoon.  One even went so far as to hire a scuba diver, pay for them to come into the resort, and luckily they found it.

Also, I was on a trip in Mexico after high school and a Mexican man tried to abduct and sell my friend and I.  I think having on jewlery, designer handbags, etc. just makes you a target.  It takes a split second for something to happen.  Better off paranoid than dead IMO.

Fiance brought up the idea of a stand in ring and I hadn’t really given it much thought before posting a question about it on the Bee.  Now I’ve thought of all the reasons why it’s a good idea so I’ll probably be getting a nice white gold, plain, band from a website my mom reccomended where she has purchased jewelry from before.  I figure mine fits and I probably won’t lose it and if I do it is covered by insurance but that still doesn’t change the fact that I lost the ring that the sentiment was attached to..

So for me it’s partially the potential to lose it to the deep blue sea but more-so the possibility of theft or robbery.  Everyone’s different I suppose.

Post # 20
1354 posts
Bumble bee

I never take my ring on vacay. Then again I take it off as soon as I get home. Then again, I have a very pricey Tacori setting with a lot of detail and small diamonds on the band. For me, it’s just worrying about it getting banged around while I’m swimming, or playing on the beach, sightseeing, etc. I would bring it just to wear at dinner, etc but then it’s sitting in the hotel room all day, which isn’t worth worrying about. So I just leave mine home or wear just my wedding band. 

Post # 21
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s a good idea to leave the fancy bling at home, no matter where you travel.  Tourist + giant diamond on your finger = perfect target.  Better safe than sorry, imo.  I wear a simple gold band when traveling.  It draws less attention, while still signaling that I’m married.

Post # 22
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For me, it’s about stress.  I would be way too stressed,  worried about losing it or theft.   There’s no need to bring it.  My wedding band says I’m married.   (It has no stones in it.)

Post # 23
8942 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think some people just like making a big deal out of everything, especially everything wedding-related such as rings. I think it’s also a sign of how easy people’s lives are, that “vacation stand-in rings” is what they have to worry about.

Post # 24
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

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KitSnicket:  Theft, chlorine and salt water. 

Post # 25
644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

I plan to insure my ring and then enjoy it. I never take off my jewelry when I travel and I’ve so far not encountered any issues. 

Post # 26
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

It depends where I’m going! If I’m traveling to the UK, I’ll take it! If I’m going camping somewhere, I just wear a plain band. My biggest worry is damage or losing it, but others put a paranoia of theft into my head… it’s highly unlikely, though, or so I’d think.

Post # 27
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

Diamonds have such low resale value that I feel like you’d need to have a huge rock to be a target for theft, honestly a thief would have an easier time re-selling an iPhone. I can see the fear of losing or damaging it if you are doing a lot of swimming or outdoorsy things though.

Post # 28
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

For me, it depends on WHAT I’m doing, not where I’m going.  I have a $10 walmart standin for the beach and amusement parks and such so that I have no worries about banging it up or damaging it.  My diamonds are heirlooms from both of my grandmother’s rings so it isn’t even just an issue of replacement cost if something happened.

Post # 29
1258 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I personally don’t understand the point of not wearing your jewelry on vacation….I guess for me if my ring was $10,000 or more that may be different, however, to me jewelry is meant to be worn.  I have never left my wedding rings at home…one time by mistake..LOL 

That being said I don’t ever take my wedding rings off…so for me there is no chance of misplacing them or leaving them somewhere.  I suppose if you are one of those people who take their jewelry off every night, it might be a good idea to leave them at home. 


Post # 30
4238 posts
Honey bee


Why, you ask?

Wanting a “stand in” (that’s easy to replace) is an extremely logical reason to have your sweetheart get you another sparkly.



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