(Closed) Lost my engagement ring one month from the wedding… what do I do?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What would you do?
    Buy a new copy of the placeholder ($250) : (15 votes)
    24 %
    Buy a really cheap stand-in ($20?) : (27 votes)
    44 %
    Don't buy anything - just use the wedding band alone : (19 votes)
    31 %
    Other (please comment!) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @Sevyn:  Buy a stand in!  You can use it again (on your honeymoon, working in the yard, etc.  Mine was $25)  Plus if you find the real thing later on you won’t have two of the same rings, both of which you intent to replace anyway!

    Post # 5
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    3101 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Sevyn:  JCPenney has a large selection of amazing looking engagement stand-ins in their costume jewelry section (around $20 like you said).  That’s what I’d do!

    Post # 6
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    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    You probably did this, but… did you check the lining of your purse?  I’ve “lost” all kinds of things in there!  Also. the bees introduced me to Berricle, and I’m obsessed now.  I got my first ring from them today and the ring looks really pretty… they seem to always have a 30% off coupon code floating around and free shipping.. and 30 day returns.  I’d get a stand in from there!  I also ordered a ring from fantasyjewelrybox.com, and once it gets here I will see if I love it… but they seem very reputable too.  Good luck on you upcoming wedding, and I hope your original ring turns up!

    Post # 7
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Dump your bag out and check the lining for holes. I’ve lost rings in purses before and they’ve turned up months later still in the bag!

    Post # 8
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    3429 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m going to echo PPs, check the lining of your purse I found a ring I thought I had lost . it must have found its way through a little hole. 

    Post # 9
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    1473 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Oh, I know how you are feeling! I lost my engagement ring a few months ago. My husband and Brother-In-Law and I tore up our apartment twice and couldn’t find it. A little over a week later I found it in my oven mitt. I didn’t cook or bake the day I lost it, either so I don’t even know how it ended up there. But I hope you find it somewhere and you most likely will in a very random place! Good luck!! 

    Post # 10
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    338 posts
    Helper bee

    @Sevyn:  I’d probably just buy a cheap one until the wedding and then just wear my wedding band.

    Unfortunatley, I did the exact same thing with the promise ring from my Fiance.  I’d had it for four years when I lost it.  I thought I’d put it in my pocket when I was getting ready and when I looked for it 45 minutes later I couldn’t find it.  We’ve searched the house high and low and it hasn’t shown up in the 8 months since then. 🙁 Hopefully you find yours soon!

    Post # 11
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    1770 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @mrsmay07:  +1 agree. 1/2 carat moissanite for $129. Good idea!

    @Sevyn:  argh sorry you lost your ering, I agree with the suggestions to check the lining of your purse. I agree with Mrsns07. Moissanite makes a great place holder/ stunt ring. It’s more durable than cz but still a fraction of the cost of an actual diamond.  The moissy will last and remain looking good until you can afford the upgrade you said you were planning on getting.

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