(Closed) How would you feel if you lost your ring?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I lost my e ring ….for about 15 minutes!!!  I have a little ring holder on the kitchen window sill that I put it on when cleaning.  One day I must of very absent mindedly put it on the counter instead….i don’t actually remember even taking it off.  I had washed some dishes, chucked some clothes in the washing machine and in the drier, emptied the bin and had done some general pottering around while my Fiance had a collegue in the lounge room talking shop.

I suddenly realised it was no longer on my hand, and I freaked out.  I remained as calm as possible, as I didnt want to make a scene in front of the guys.  I pulled everything out of the sink that I had soaking in hot water, it wasn’t there….I stood there for awhile trying to figure out if it went down the drain (a sane person would of realised that the grate over the drain will not let anything that big through …duh)

I went through the dryer and the washer.  I started franticly going through the bin (fighting back the tears and trying to look as normal as possible, ha)

Then I hear ” Uh Honey…do you know what Jade has?”

I went out to the lounge, and there was my 2 year old curled up under a blanket on the lounge with my ring on her ring finger looking very proud. I was just so releaved, I gave her a huge cuddle and she gave it back to me.

It was the worst 15 minutes ever, and it wasn’t a monetary thing, it was more of an I lost my e ring OMG!!!!!!!!!! thing.  And looking back I think its funny that I thought I was remaining calm and looking normal – while frantically going through the bin Sealed

Post # 33
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I would be devastated.

Post # 34
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did lose my e-ring, and it still bothers me. It was insured, which was really fortunate, and I wouldn’t have worn it without it being insured. But that totally didn’t help with the absolute panic as i searched my entire apartment. Seriously – I took each item out of the trash one-by-one, just in case. I pulled out the stove and refrigerator, just in case. I pulled up all of the rugs, just in case. And it was nowhere to be found. The two months it took to wrangle the insurance company into forking over money for a second ring were awful, and even now, there’s a part of me that still thinks, “This isn’t the ring he proposed with.”

Post # 35
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Devastated.  He wants to upgrade my ring already and I keeping saying no because it wouldn’t be the ring he proposed with.  The one he picked out all by himself.

Post # 36
581 posts
Busy bee

I did lose it.  Was working in the yard moving gravel and put my ring in my pocket.  From all the shoveling it must have worked its way out.  I was sick, simply sick.  We used a metal detector and moved all the gravel again, and I didn’t find it.  A few weeks later, a neighbor boy found it in the grass.  Learned a hard lesson on that one.  Now I take my rings off when I work outside.

In the bigger picture, I know it’s tangible property and doesn’t come close to the memories and relationships with loved ones but it is the sentimental value that is important to me.  Now I wear my grandmother’s wedding ring from 1917 on my right hand and my mom’s & other grandmother’s diamonds with one of my own in a three ring setting on my left hand.  I love wearing something of theirs them every day. 

Post # 37
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would be absolutely devestated if I ever lost my e-ring.  My ring is actually my FI’s grandmother’s (who has passes) and is irreplaceasble.  According to our jewler, they do not cut diamonds the way that mine is cut any more.  Because it is an antique we have gotten it apraised and plan on puttin git on our insurance policy. 

Even if you “don’t mind” if it ever gets lost, I still would recommend that you put it on your policy. You just never know what is going to happen.

Post # 38
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would be completely heartbroken.  My e-ring means so much to me, especially since the main diamond was his great grandmother’s (who passed away and out of the three boys in his family, he was the closest with her, so she gave him the diamond to give to his “future wife” (i.e. me Laughing).  

My Fiance is in the Marines and inscribed the words “Semper Fidelis” (The Marine Corps Motto, meaning, Always Faithful) inside the band as well, so it’s very special.

I had to give it up for a day so that it could be sized down and felt naked without it, everytime I looked down and saw it was missing, i freaked out a little haha.  I almost didnt want to have it sized down because the inscription had to be removed and then redone. 

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