4 Reasons Not to Travel with Your Engagement Ring
Should I Take My Engagement Ring Overseas?
Over time, your engagement ring can become like an appendage. After all, it’s always within your line of sight and on you day-in and day-out. If you’re taking a long-distance trip or honeymoon, however, you might want to consider leaving your sparkling stone at home.
Brides often are so distracted by wedding planning that they forget to decide what to do with their rings when traveling long-distance or overseas. Of course, your natural inclination is to take your ring, for two obvious reasons: So people can know you’re “taken,” and others can admire your beautiful rock.
On the other hand, here are four arguments against toting your bauble abroad:
1. Theft: Often you’re traveling to metropolitan areas and tourist spots, both of which are known to have higher incidences of theft and crime. A big, shiny engagement ring or wedding ring can attract attention from potential thieves.
2. Loss: Insurance is pricey and often doesn’t cover loss of your ring due to negligence. When you’re in a different environment and routine, it can be easier to accidentally leave your ring on a bathroom sink or next to a pool.
3. Damage: Vacations are typically filled with activities that might cause scratches or damage to your ring. For example, a visit to the beach could get sand underneath your diamond, or a visit to the pool could weaken your ring due to chlorine and chemicals.
4. Inconvenience: If you do bring your ring, you’ll have one more thing to worry about instead of relaxing. If your ring is heavy or large, it might also simply be a hassle to have your ring with you while doing activities.
As an alternative to bringing your ring, you can swap your engagement or wedding ring for a cubic zirconia or synthetic diamond ring. Many people won’t be able to tell the difference, and you can travel worry-free.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
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