A bride's engagement ring is irreplaceable. So you can only imagine that the prospect of losing such a priceless piece is terrifying. But with the extensive travels couples embark or for their honeymoon, the odds of this nightmare actually coming true only increase. Some brides might think they should leave the ring at home and create a less precious replica to travel with. Our etiquette experts weigh in on traveling with your engagement ring, and whether or not you should leave.
Losing one's luggage on the honeymoon is a trial in itself, but losing an engagement ring is an exponentially more difficult impediment to overcome. If you are truly anxiety ridden over the idea of losing your ring, your best option is to create a duplicate with your jeweler and leave the original safely locked at home. Given a ring as a model, many jewelers will be able to manufacture a suitable likeness without precious stones. If the size or looseness of your original ring is the root of the issue, your jeweler can also resize the item or provide a ring guard to insure the accessory does not slip from your finger.
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However, before you set off on your honeymoon, do consider if leaving your ring at home is in fact safer than actually wearing the piece. If you insist on departing without your ring, be sure to keep the bauble in a secure location such as a safe or lockbox. Your ring may well be in less danger of theft or loss when it is on your finger as opposed to left unattended at your residence. Most importantly, make sure you feel satisfied with your decision before jetting off on your vacation.