Post # 1
I am writing a post on here out of pure desperation!!!
My fiance used all the $ he could spare to buy me my custom made dream ring and gave it to me on Valentines day. In the last two weeks I got a terrible stomach virus..got dehydrated/ lost weight. By Thursday & Friday of last week it started slipping off, multiple times. We planned to get it insured but never got the chance!!!
I stayed home all night on Friday, never left the apartment. I lost it sometime between 12- 3 a.m. We’ve looked everywhere imaginable, multiple times. we had our dogs checked. we checked our pipes. I even hired a professional ring finder! He spent six hours scanning our tiny one bedroom apartment (including the dogs!) and we have not found it.
i am so fortunate to have such an amazing man that he was never upset with me for even a second…but we are not people of great financial means…and are set to “elope” to vegas on our 3 year anniversary+ 5/27/10 (less than a month!)
the only things i can think of to try and find it are: 1- re-search every inch with a magnifying glass and flaslight 2- hire another ring finder 3- hire some sort “finding professiona (not sure what 4- see if i can find an even remotely credible psychic
if anyone out there has ANY OTHER IDEAS…ANY SUGGESTION< TIP, CLUE… anything….i would be so grateful!!!!
Best of luck to all of you in your own marraiges!
Post # 3
Oooh, so sad… Did you triple check the bed, sheets and frame as well as the sofa, cushions and crevices?
The good thing is that it has to be in your house, right?
I’ll be sending good thoughts your way!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
Oh no, that is so sad! Could you maybe borrow a metal detector from someone? It’s got to be in your house somewhere!
Post # 5
Check in the area between the couch cushions, base of the back of the couch. Borrow a friend’s metal detector and start of one corner of the apartment and go backwards.
Post # 6
I agree with Mrs DG, if you have a bedframe check in between that and the bed. check everywhere you would never think to check. depending on how delicate it is, you could vacuum and see if you vacuum it up? if you find it, make sure to get it insured asap!! Good luck, let us know if you find it
Post # 7
I closed the other related threads, since they had no responses yet. It’s better if everyone consolidates their responses into one thread.
Post # 8
First off, I am so so so sorry you lost such a precious item like your e-ring. I can not imagine what you are going through. Hugs to you….
Only tips I can offer are:
-checking ALL furniture cracks (sofa, chairs, bed between the matresses, etc etc) maybe it slipped down in there
-check your pants pockets, purse pockets, shoes, dog beds, window cills, pillow cases, trash can, if your dogs have a “toy” box check there, inside dresser drawers, in the candles that had the lid off, the fridge, cabinets, in the corners, vacuum cleaner, carpet if you have it.
A tip is turning the lights off and getting out a flashlight and slowly walk inch by inch slowly. I used to work at a hotel and a guest and his fiance had just got engaged and after getting back from their dinner her ring fell off in our parking lot, so I grabbed a flashlight and searched the area she was in and 45 minutes later I noticed a shiny diamond amongst some gravel and sure enough it was her e-ring 🙂
Best of luck to you and your fiance (which btw I respect for not getting upset at you for losing your e-ring) Hope you find it soon….let me know the outcome
Post # 9
Oh no! At least you know it’s in the house! Do you have one of those magnets on a stick? My husband uses it to get dropped screws inside the engine bay of a car. I wonder if a ring would stick to that.
I hope you find it!
Post # 10
I think we need more details on what you were doing at the time the ring was lost.
Sleeping? If so-DESTROY the bed….completely take it apart to search the cracks in the frame, between the headboard, under the matress between the boxspring, inside ALL pillowcases….
You mentioned you searched the dogs….is there anyway they could have eaten it and ‘passed it’ by their walk the next morning? Also, just because it isn’t physically on them doesn’t mean they didn’t bury it in their bedding, etc.
Have you washed anything? Check the bottom of the washing machine in the crack by the agitator, as well as the dryer vent.
Look inside all of your shoes
I have never heard of a professional ring locator, so I have no idea what they do….I would try to get my hands on a metal detector and comb my entire place.
Post # 11
Oh no! That’s tough…
But at least it should be in the apartment and wasn’t stolen…like everyone said, check everywhere again, look inside gloves, drawers, shoes, any place you can think of..good luck!
Oh and maybe invite friends/family members to help – they can have a fresh perspective and think to look in a place you didn’t (and they are free)
Post # 12
OMG I am so sorry!! Did you check your washer/dryer? I second the vaccuum and ANYWHERE outside, it could have caught on your clothes and got loose outside. Check EVERYWHERE you have been and EVERYTHING you have touched. I would wait before hiring someone again and get some friends over and have everyone scour the place. Rent a metal detector!
PLease keep us updated, omg Im so sorry! If you dont find it by the wedding, I would just buy a fake stand in ring until you can either find it or get another one. And try talking to the jewelry store, maybe they can work something out with you, if it comes to yall having to buy another.
Post # 13
If you washed your hands at all I would check the handtowels/areas around the handtowels. Check the trash! (Even the bathroom trash!) Check under the bathroom rugs. Check your laundry period. Anything with pockets especially! Check the washer and dryer. Where were you between 12 and 3am? Sleeping? Check the pillow, the pillowcase, the bedsheets, and any crevices around the bed! Move the furniture around. Check the floor by actually laying your head on the floor. You’d be surprised what you can see!
Post # 14
did you check the air vents? I had a ring go down there…not my ering though! Hope you find it!
Post # 15
Make sure you check everywhere, even the places that you ar certain it is not. A friend of mine lost her engagement ring. Her fiance bought her a new ring as they had spent over amonth searching for the ring. A week after she got her new ring she opened up the wooden chest they have at their front door where they place their shoes. She picked up a pair of shoes she hadn’t worn for a while and right underneath them was her ring.
I would also recommend looking in the filter of your washing machine/ dryer. I find all sorts of things in there.
I really hope you find it. I’llkeep my fingers and toes crossed for you!
Post # 16
If i was you….I would start with my bedroom and mover everything out! that touchs the floor….shake everything out in another room so u can hear it drop if it does….once there is nothing left in the room search the floor and as you startputting things back in check every inch of them!!! If u had a stomach virus….did u check the bathroom? like around the back of it (little gross but u never know) have u vaccumed since then? i would check the bag or canister! I have never heard of a ring finder either what did they do?!?! i am so sorry that must be the worst feeling ever! I hope you find it i really will keep u in my thoughts!