Post # 1
what are “the rules/expectations” of the man in the event that his fiance/wife loses the ring? is he expected to buy another identical one immediately? or is there a grace period after losing it? or would the woman purchase a new ring?
Post # 3
my hubby said “thats why you have insurance” and i say and while youre at it you upgrade
did something terrible happen OP??
Post # 4
It should be insured by a rider under the house/renters insurance then the insurance will pay for it.
Post # 5
Get ring insurance. If you lose it, the insurance company pays for the replacement.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Hopefully they have insurance, in which case they can replace it when they get the proceeds from the insurance (you need to get a separate policy for the specific piece of jewelry for replacement in case of accidental loss). If there is no insurance, I don’t think there is any obligation to replace the ring. If he wants to buy one as a gift at a later time, why not? But as for a new, identical one, immediately? That seems silly to me.
Post # 7
In My Humble Opinion, if you lose it, it’s your responsibility to replace it and then, only if you two agree as a couple that you can financially take the hit of buying another ring.
There may be exceptions for extenuating circumstances (getting your ring stolen, a freak accident) but ultimately if you’re careless enough to lose your engagement ring during the engagement period I don’t think your fiance, who already shelled out, should have to do so again.
Post # 8
Insurance. Or there is a waiting period – no need to run out and buy a new one simply because someone lost the old one.
Post # 9
@eloping: LoL. After we got insurance I told Fiance if I lose it then we can upgrade.. and he gave me an evil stare..
Post # 10
I agree with the others and when my mom lost her rings in a house fire (she’s a nurse and worked in surgery at that time so she didn’t wear them to work) they waited forever before my dad surprised her and bought a new set. No big deal!
Post # 11
My faince said, “for every lost ring, you go down a carat.” lol.
My ring isn’t even a full carat, he just a silly man. 😉
Post # 12
Insurance- and if you have no insurance (but still want the engaged appearance) get a costume ring until you/he can afford the replacement.
They have some VERY cheap rings under $100 that look VERY real and since it will only be temporary, you can give everyone the “oh he is upgrading” line and it would truly be an upgrade. LOL!
Post # 13
if you’re married, why would it make a difference if the husband or wife buys a new ring? the money would be both of yours regardless.
Post # 14
Yeah, there would def be a waiting period for quite some time. And then when it came time to pay it would be “our” money.
Insurance is the way to go.
Post # 15
Insurance! Get a cheap replacement in the meantime and a new permanent one when you can afford it. Losing my ring would make me feel so bad, there’s no way I would be like “YOU NEED TO BUY ME A REPLACEMENT RIGHT NOW SINCE YOU’RE THE MAN!”. Haha.
Post # 16
Insurance would cover that! 🙂