Lost engagement ring in Mexico!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Not me but my friend.  She lost her set in the Grand Canyon about 4 years ago.  She noticed a couple hours after it happened and they retraced their steps with no luck.  The rings are probably at the bottom of the Grand Canyon still.  She ended up wearing her great grandmother’s ring for a while until she found another set that she still loves just as much as she loved her first set.  Her and her husband now have ring insurance!  Haha.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Ring insurance is imporant for sure lol.

I hardly wear my engagemnt ring (the real pricy one) if I’m working on location or on vacation(it’s really big and gets in the way)so i normally leave it at home. My wedding band is actucally only $22 so i don’t mind if I loose it because I know wear I can buy another one 

But I’m glad you found your ring!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

 Sooooo glad you found it. Best thing is to not travel with it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Glad you were able to get it back! definitely anxiety inducing! I don’t travel with any jewelry at all when we go out of the states. Less likely to be a target that way or losing it-knowing myself lol. when we are married I will wear a stand in plain band and that will probably be it 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so glad you got your ring back, but am confused as to how it fell off your finger so easily?? I’ve worn mine for all sorts of activities, swimming, snorkelling, walking, and there’s no way it would slip off my finger. If yours is the right size I don’t think it should have done that either. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Get your ring resized. If it’s big enough to slip off without you noticing it then it’s sized wrong. I was sized at a comfortable 5.5 but the jeweler made it 5.25. It was very tight for the first month. Now I no longer feel it a all. I have to give it a little twist to get it off. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Thank goodness you found it! I would be so devastated if I lost my engagement ring. We decided to leave our rings at home when we went to Mexico for our honeymoon. We knew we’d just stress out about them the whole time if we took them.

Random Story:

Once a family friend of ours had the diamond in her engagement ring fall out when we were at a corn maze at night. And she found it! I’m still amazed she was able to find it in the dirt, in the dark, in a maze, with a flashlight.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

So glad you found it! I think first off you should get it resized. Especially if you are in Mexico, it is hot so your fingers should even be swollen while there. And also with the food, alcohol and less water we typically drink, you should be retaining water. My ring turns only in the winter, but in the summer or when I’m retaining water, I have a hard time getting it off. Also, you can a nice stand in ring online in your size. I got mine at Walmart as they make size 5, and I even got complimented while in Mexico this year on my stand in ring lol 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Thats so scary! Im glad you found it. Your ring definitely does not fit properly… it should never just fall off. Add a temp sizer and go back to the jeweler!

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I lost my set for  4 months a couple of months after being married! 

I’ve always been really bad at taking my rings off through out the day to wash my hands, or cook, or clean but typically if I’m going to take them off for more than just a couple of minutes I put them in my jewelry box.  About two months into our marriage, I was in my husband’s home office and I took off my rings to clean something.  Well approx. two minutes later I completely forgot I had taken them off.  I remember looking down at my hands and thinking “hmm, that’s weird, I forgot to put my rings on today” and went back to cleaning.  The day was almost through and I wasn’t going anywhere so I didn’t give it much thought until the next morning when I did go to put them on and they were no where to be found.  I frantically searched the entire house and called every single place I had been in the past couple of days.  My husband came home and I had to tell him about it.  We tore apart our house, our car searching for those rings.  Over the next few months we never stopped looking. We posted ads online, my husband even called into a local radio show to describe the ring and offer a reward.  All to no avail.  We started looking at new wedding bands, figuring the engagement ring would just have to wait.  

A few months later my husband was going through a box of files in his office.  At the very bottom was my wedding set😊.  He promptly ran downstairs, and re-proposed lol.

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