Looking at all the lost rings :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If you found wedding rings would you....
    keep them, finders keepers : (5 votes)
    4 %
    Post ads saying I found them but keep them after a certain amount of time : (52 votes)
    44 %
    Exhaust every effort to find the person who lost the rings (ie checking ads ect) : (62 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 3
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    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My hubby lost his on our honeymoon in Maui at the beach. It was a little loose and fell off somewhere. We were beside ourselves. The lifeguard recommended a metal detector guy and to sum up the story, the guy came and found the ring! Cost us $200 for his efforts but worth every penny. A new ring would of been $800.

    Post # 4
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    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve never found any rings, but years ago my mom found a diamond tennis bracelet at work – she works at an airport, so she went to all the gates in the terminal looking for the woman who lost it (she knew what the lady looked like) with no luck. She sent a note to the airport offices, and to her boss, saying that she had the bracelet in the safe (per policy), and notified the police. After about six or seven months, it was still never claimed, and the company said that my mom could keep it. My mom carried that bracelet around for another TWO years, every day to work, hoping that the lady would come back. Eventually my mom sold the bracelet and donated the money to a charity…she still feels guilty about it to this day, but she did everything she could.

    Post # 6
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I left my e-ring in the bathroom of my yoga studio. I was tired after a double header class and my hands were swollen. I just took it off to get some cold water relief and forgotten it on the sink. I called them about an hour later after I realized what I did. There was only one class after ours and there were about 5 people there plus instructor and the front desk. The ring vanished into the thin air, nobody saw it or found it. It was a substantial ring, kind of hard to miss.

    I was so mad at myself for weeks for taking it off. I don’t want to think negatively that somebody took it. But if they did I hope it brings them the same happiness it brought to me. May be they really needed the money. I miss the ring but I have my partner beside me 🙂

    Post # 7
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I found someone’s high school class ring a little over a month ago.  I’ve been doing everything I can to find the owner with no luck yet.  The ring is from the ’90s, so the owner obviously cared enough about it to hold onto it this long.  I hope I find him.  🙁

    Post # 8
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    5015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Omg how sad!! That’s why I never take my ring off!! 

    Post # 9
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    3485 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I’ve found a few rings at the gym which I’ve turned into the front desk, but if I found one in a public place I’d probably post an ad on CL or something.  But don’t really know what I would do if no one claimed it. 

    Post # 10
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    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would do everything I could to find the owner. But I’m a firm believer in right and wrong.

     

    I found an expensive cell phone once. I tracked down the owner to return it.

    Post # 12
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    1766 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My mom had lost her class ring from high school (it was important to her) when she was swimming in a lake. About 10 years later, she got a phone call from a guy who found it in the lake! He tracked her down 🙂 She was so happy. It was slightly damaged from the water, but who cares. My dad wasn’t as lucky.. he took off his wedding ring at work for a few minutes to work on a machine that was jammed.. and someone took it right off his toolbox 🙁 Meaning it was someone he worked closely with. He never got it back, and it was engraved with his name, meaning whichever guy took it knew exactly who’s it was. 

    Post # 13
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    2032 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    A friend of mine found an engagement ring once.  She turned it into the lost and found of the place it was found, but then found out that they only keep them for a month or so before they just let the employees keep them!!  She fought to get it back and posted Craig’s List ads to try to find the owner.  

    I’ve never found one (or lost one than GAWD) but I would do everything I could to find out who the owner was, including bringing it to the jeweler (if it was labeled like a Leo or Tiffany) to see if they keep records on diamond serial numbers or anything.  I’d post ads, but I’d be afraid that someone would try to claim it who didn’t own it.

    Post # 14
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    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i never found a ring, but i did find a diamond, a huge one!

    FI and i were at fenway park for game 2 of a red sox double header and i leaned down to set my beer on the ground and there it was. i looked everywhere around and there were no women with missing diamonds anywhere. i went for a walk to find a security guard and turn it in and as i was walking i saw a woman sobbing in the aisle of the next section. i walked up and immediately saw the diamondless ring on her finger and her husband on all 4s on the ground. they had gotten the section they were sitting in during the day game wrong!

     

    Post # 15
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    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    double post

    Post # 16
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    2609 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @GreenEyedMoon:  That should be fairly easy actually… you have the name of the high school they graduated from , the year, and their three initials.  If the school won’t tell you the name of the person who graduated that year with those initials, maybe if you drop the ring off there, the school secretary will look it up, figure out who it is, and use directory assistance to call them.  Have you tried searching on facebook or classmates.com?

    @bostongirl27:  OMG!  Did she leap into your arms with joy??

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