How To Take Care Of Your Engagement Ring While On Vacation

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Because you probably cherish your engagement ring just as much as you do your spouse, it goes without saying that you would never want anything to happen to it. That's why some individuals prefer to wear a second travel engagement ring or forego wearing their diamond from entirely when on vacation, particularly on honeymoons.

If you're taking a quick local trip, you don't plan on engaging in many high-risk activities (like swimming, water sports, and outdoor workouts), or you've visited the destination before and feel safe being there, you can wear your engagement ring during your travels.

There are risks to wearing your diamond ring daily, no matter where you are, so use your best judgment and exercise proper precautions when traveling and when you're at home.

With that said, here is how to keep your bauble safe while on vacation.

Wear Your Ring Strategically

If you carry an engagement ring with you, know when to wear it and when to remove it. More particularly, avoid wearing your sparkler when at the beach, snorkeling, hiking, or indulging in any activity that might cause it to be damaged or lost.

This is also worth emphasizing: Never wear your ring in the ocean. The cold water shrinks your fingers, making it easier for your sparkler to fall off and plummet to the bottom of the sea. Even if you're in shallow water, your ring will most certainly be lost forever when it is whisked away by the tide and sand.

The same rule applies to pools, where chlorine can destroy platinum, gold, and white gold. While you're at it, remove your engagement band before applying sunscreen, since the lotion can dull the shine of your ring over time, making it appear dull.

Store Your Ring In the Hotel Safe

You wouldn't leave a large sum of money on your hotel bed while out for dinner and drinks, right? So, never leave the engagement ring out in public while away from your hotel room.

Use your room's safe to keep your sparkler securely locked up and secure while you are away.

Buy An Engagement Ring Holder

Some engagement rings come in boxes that are far bigger than the band itself, making it difficult to slip discreetly inside your suitcase. If this is the case for your selected ring, you may get thinner ring boxes online that are simpler to conceal in an internal pocket, for example.

However, in most circumstances, a standard-size ring box should fit easily in your luggage.

You may be tempted to remove your engagement ring from the box to free up space and make it simpler to conceal in your backpack. However, we would not encourage this. Ring boxes are intended to keep the ring from being scratched or destroyed, which may happen if you store it free in your suitcase. There is also a greater danger of losing a loose ring than one in a box.

Never Voluntarily Remove Your Diamond Ring at the Airport

If you're flying with your engagement ring, don't take it off at airport security. Platinum, silver, and gold will not trigger the alert, thus removing your rock is both needless and dangerous.

Your ring might easily fall and become lost on the conveyor belt, or worse, snatched by someone in the security line.

Buy a Fake Travel Engagement Ring

Can't go to your honeymoon without bling? Purchasing a fake engagement ring specifically for travel might be a brilliant option. (There are some authentic-looking cubic zirconia jewels out there.) If you're heading somewhere where stealing is a concern, there may be better options than this; your fake might easily be mistaken for the genuine thing, putting you at risk.

Try a Rubber or Silicone Ring

Another alternative is to rock a rubber ring. Some stores make rubber rings, which are developed for hobbies and occupations that interfere with traditional jewelry. They come in a variety of colors, and celebrities such as LeBron James, Steph Curry, James Aldean, and Audrina Patridge are huge admirers. If you want a simple, travel-friendly engagement ring, this is the way to go.

Insure Your Ring

Before boarding a plane, get your engagement ring appraised and insured. You can return it to the jeweler who sold you the ring and have them inspect it for any flaws, such as an ill-fitting band or a loose stone. It's preferable to catch a loose stone before you leave than to lose it while traveling.

If you haven't insured your ring yet, now is the time to do so. While you never want to have to replace your diamonds, you'll be delighted you can if it is lost (thanks to your insurance coverage). Simply said, your bauble is an investment that deserves sufficient safety, so do your research and make sure that every measure is in place before leaving your home for a few days of sunbathing.

Should You Wear Your Engagement Ring On Vacation?

Why? If you're on a tropical trip, you could use sunscreen to dim the brightness of your brilliant diamond—or, much worse, your somewhat loose diamond may get carried away while you're swimming in the water.

On the other hand, suppose you're moving from city to city, hotel to hotel, on an incredible trip across Europe. You may leave your ring on the bathroom counter and never find it again. But, if you're 100% sure in your abilities to keep your sparkler secure while traveling, do you need to leave your ring behind?

In general, determining whether or not to carry your actual engagement ring on vacation takes some thinking and careful planning before you leave for the airport.

Is It Bad Luck To Take Off Your Diamond Engagement Ring?

Old superstitions could have stated that taking off your engagement ring was bad luck. But, misconceptions aside, it's best to remove it as necessary to keep your jewelry clean and secure.

Leaving the engagement ring at home while you go to the gym is neither bad luck nor a reflection of your relationship. Instead, making wise judgments can ensure that your treasures remain secure (and beautiful) in the long run.



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