Post # 16
I have a couple stand in rings that I’ve used in certain active situations, like a $100 band from Pandora. There’s also the rubber / silicon rings that are made for active situations as well. I see that she’s leaving tomorrow and likely doesn’t have time, so that’s tough. I agree with others regarding sentimental value – only she can decide if it’s okay to chance loosing it and use her insurance or if she would be devastated to lose the original ring.
Post # 17
I’m on the wear it side. Why would she lose it? Unless it’s not sized she should wear it and keep it on.
Post # 18
She should absolutely NOT wear her rings while riding, that could be extremely dangerous. Mtn bikers use their hands a lot, and it could get caught on the brakes, a tree, she could bump her hand into something or fall and literally lose a finger that way. Good lord wb gives awful advice sometimes. (This goes for weight lifting etc – better to not ‘feel engaged’ or whatever than lose a finger) I’d probably leave it at home, but if she wants to wear it while not biking and stuff (fancy dinners or going dancing sort of thing) I don’t see an issue.
Post # 19
- Wedding: November 2019 - Canada
I would wear it unless i was able to find a placeholder ring to wear instead. Once I got engaged, I didnt want to be without a ring at all.
Post # 20
This is why silicone rings and stand-in rings are so nice. No sentimental value. Like yeah, jewelry can be insured, but I’ve always felt my engagement ring is much more than “just jewelry”.
I skip wearing my engagement ring when I travel if I’m going to be doing anything more than sightseeing. Instead, I just wear my wedding band and bring a silicone ring for active days. I’m going deep sea fishing this weekend and will bring my silicone band only.
Post # 21
For any physical activity like riding, climbing, etc. I wouldn’t advise wearing the engagement ring for safety reasons, especially when she isn’t used to wearing any jewelry. The ring might get caught in something and cause injury. For other activities such as sight seeing, walking on easy trails, relaxing or going to dinner, then I see no problem with wearing the ring. Lots of women worry about damaging or losing their engagement rings, but safety and avoiding injury are also important factors to consider.
Post # 22
I’d wear my ring on the trip, but would be mindful of the activities. I wear a silicone ring or nothing when swimming, exercising, washing dishes, etc. I wear my rings for everyday things, even on vacation. So, I’d bring my ring, but if the plans for that day were hiking, I’d leave it locked up in my jewelry box.
Post # 23
Exactly. I would bring it on the trip and only take it off for certain activities. No need for a stand-in ring.
My friend is so obsessed with wearing her sterling silver pandora ring to the gym, like she can’t ever go without a ring now that she’s engaged. It’s like having a ring on her finger is more important than her safety…
Post # 24
Thanks everyone. She’s going to keep it home. Mountain biking, swimming, etc. and she’s not comfortable wearing it yet. She’s going to keep it home and safe for now!
Post # 25
just string it on a necklace. That’s what I do on vacation because my fingers swell, which obviously would be an issue hiking with rings on. Granted my ring is almost worthless compared to what a lot of women on the bee get, but why get something so impractical you can’t wear it anywhere? My train of thought leapt the track. Point is decent necklace chain and ring is safe while biking, etc. Alternatively, if she doesn’t pin all of her reality on her ring, it shouldn’t be that big a deal to not wear it either. Another thing I frequently do.
Post # 26
I see that she has made her decision, so my opinon doesn’t matter. But I am with those who don’t understand only wearing an engagement/wedding ring sometimes. My view is that I would never have wanted a ring that didn’t work for my life, so my view is skewed in that direction.
Soooooooooo much emphasis is placed on finding the right ring only to then have a ring that’s too precious to actually wear is something that I will truly never understand.
Post # 27
I take mine with me on trips, but bring the ring box and lock it up safe in the place we are staying. That way I can wear it when I want (dinners, show off to friends, etc) but I bring a halo ring for the parts where I might lose it (swimming, boating, hiking, etc). I took mine with me to Banff national park and it stayed on fine. When I was worried about an activity I just locked it in my suitcase back at the AirBNB
Post # 28
- Wedding: January 1999 - Tacoma, WA
I have a separate band for certain things – international travel, camping, etc. I would leave it at home.
Post # 29
Why doesn’t she get a ring pouch for her wrist. Then she doesn’t have to keep it at home, but it can still be on her but in a safe spot if she is worried it will fall off.
Post # 30
I voted leave it. But, while I love my engagement ring, I don’t really care if I wear it 24/7. I’ve never brought it on vacation (especially outdoorsy vacations!), and I basically only wear it from 8-5 (to work) a few days a week and on date nights. I don’t want to lose it, but for outdoorsy-specific trips, I REALLY don’t want to risk injuring myself with it (don’t google degloving!). I know I’m engaged/married, so it’s never bothered me.