Post # 1
So I lost my wallet at the spalsh park with my son over the weekend. I was browsing Craig’s lists lost and found section for it. I could not believe all the lost wedding or e-ring ads. How heartbreaking, I could not imagine how terrible that would feel. It looks like majority of lost or stolen rings are from the gym, either being left in the car or in a gym bag.
On the flip side of that I could NEVER keep someone’s wedding rings if I found them. I would search high and loq for the owner. I dont care if it’s a $30,000 Tiffany ring, it’s getting returned. I just wonder how hard up some people are to either find and keep, or steal someones wedding rings. Have you ladies ever lost or found rings?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@StL.Ashley: Aw wow! The world needs more people like your mom, what a sweetheart. She really did do everything she could. Most people would have kept it, ESP after the airport allowed her to, but she still sold it and donated the money. That is so awesome.
Post # 6
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
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
Omg how sad!! That’s why I never take my ring off!!
Post # 9
- 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
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 # 11
@Rusalka: Wow, that sucks! I lost my rings from my first marriage by taking them off in a tanning bed, I was the LAST person to leave before they closed for the night. I figured it out asap and called but they were closed. I was there waiting at the door for them to open the next day, yet my rings were no where to be found. I know the little 16 year old working that night most likely has them, and surely does not understand the signifigance of them. I even had the company come in and move the bed to see if it fell underneath. No luck.
Post # 12
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
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
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 # 16
@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??