Is it safe to wear good jewelry in NYC?

Oct 15th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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That's good to know. ��
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Oct 15th, 2016, 05:08 PM
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You don't have to wear costume jewelry. I wear my wedding and engagement ring (stone a nice size but not huge - but great quality and so worth quite a bit) every day with no hesitation.

And sometimes a bracelet or necklace - but never anything with large stones unless I am going out for a gala evening or event.
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Oct 16th, 2016, 02:06 PM
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Exactly! That is always my first thought too.

I've heard way more stories of people losing jewelry they treasured (wearing their wedding ring swimming in the ocean! taking it off and forgetting it on the ledge of a sink or bathtub, etc.) that I have of people having it stolen off their person while traveling (actually which I've never heard of first hand).
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Oct 16th, 2016, 07:34 PM
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The only sure way to avoid losing something is to never wear it. If that makes sense to you, then that's your plan!
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Lol - Big Russ - I'm not familiar with Chicago or Detroit but I guess you haven't been keeping abreast of all the hip restaurants opening, the tech companies moving in and the multi million dollar homes selling weekly in Oakland!

I wear exactly the same jewelry in Oakland as in NYC and I'm fairly sure you won't have a problem on your trip . Manhattan is one of the safest urban areas in America. However if it will create a worry or concern for you it may make sense to leave anything of sentimental attachment at home.
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Oct 24th, 2016, 09:59 AM
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I've seen more people wearing Rolex (and other high end) watches in NYC than anywhere, except maybe Vegas.
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Oct 24th, 2016, 02:58 PM
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Why don't you describe the jewelry? Otherwise I really have no idea what you're talking about and thus can't really comment on your particular concern.
I wear my engagement and wedding ring all the time.
You'll see people in NYC wearing 10 rings and multiple earrings. Does anyone think New Yorkers go jewelry-less?
If your jewelry is irreplacable, don't take it on a trip!
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Nov 23rd, 2017, 05:53 AM
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Although this posting is one year old, you have a greater chance of someone commenting on your cheap jewelry or knock off Prada bag than stealing it.
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Nov 24th, 2017, 08:20 AM
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The question brings to mind La Parure by Guy de Maupassant.
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Nov 25th, 2017, 06:26 PM
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"Caveat: Most locals would consider flashing a lot of bling on a daily basis to be tacky in the extreme."

New Yorkers are nothing if not demure.
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Nov 26th, 2017, 05:17 AM
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"New Yorkers are nothing if not demure."
They may not flash a lot of bling, but "demure?"
That is hilarious!
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>>New Yorkers are nothing if not demure.<<

Like Trump, for example.
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Nov 27th, 2017, 02:34 PM
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I was about to say "NO", but after reading some replies, I'm thinking....'do people still wear jewelry?'

The big thing now is cellphones. Don't have your cellphone visible on the street in NYC, or put it down on a restaurant table.
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Nov 27th, 2017, 03:02 PM
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Well, I always take out my glass eye before riding the subway.
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Nov 28th, 2017, 07:27 AM
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As others have said, traveling with your favorite jewelry is risky. Not wearing it, but having it in unfamiliar places.

I had my carryon bag stolen out of our rental car in San Francisco. Smash and grab. Lost my favorite necklace.

Actually, when I'm home, I never leave valuables in the car. Somehow, on vacation, my brain didn't work that day. Lesson learned.
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Nov 28th, 2017, 06:06 PM
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Cellphones are visible everywhere in NYC, street, subway . No problems.
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Nov 28th, 2017, 06:19 PM
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As far as cellphones are concerned, I am having business cards printed up for random distribution:

Now we know publicly, how petty you are privately.
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Nov 29th, 2017, 07:28 AM
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Why are cell phone users--who far outnumber people who don't use them, by the way--considered petty by definition??
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Here is 25 cents Newbe, find a life.
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