(Closed) My ring is missing : ( Can a dog eat a ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Far out. Your sister in law seems super sketchy! My bet is that she stole your ring and she will pawn it. I don’t know, I just have that strong feeling. Please keep us updated.

Post # 47
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Worker bee

I’m so sorry bee and if your ring is found in the near future please take it to a jewerler and have it checked out.  See if the center stone was swapped or whatnot to get a peace of mind.  I would do that.  If the center stone is GIA, even better, you can try to match the number on the stone to the certificate.  I really hope your ring turns up soon.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee

My dog recently swallowed some panty hose and had to have emergency surgery as it got stuck in his intestines.  If my dog can scarf down some panty hose, then he can surely swallow my engagement ring.  In fact he occasionally licks my diamond when I’m wearing it.

Hopefully they are checking his poos meticulously.  It’s a smelly job, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Post # 49
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Helper bee

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  Unless it had significant food residue on, the dog would not have eaten it. Retrivers eat anything smelly (good or bad – I know, I’ve had 6 8 of them over the years), or at least give it a good lick, but do not swallow chunks of metal. Even if she picked it up to mouth/lick it, she would definiely not have swallowed it. You don’t sound like you went to bed with food all over your ring for this to happen. They are bred to have ‘soft mouth’ grip to carry things around, not chow down on metal and diamonds. It sounds to me like your SIL is a malicious whatsit and had taken / hidden it deliberately out of spite. I would call the insurance and take the dog for an xray (only to prove it hasn’t eaten it) and never stay there / invite them to stay at yours again. 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee

Oh bee, good luck on finding it.  Our one dog tries to chew on my ring when I’m wearing it so, nothing surprises me anymore with them.  

Post # 51
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Bee Keeper

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  Idk about the SIL she sounds shady….but as for the ring, my golden will chew on my ring occassionally, but he’s a puppy who’s teething.

Post # 52
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Bee Keeper

 Has anyone tried going back into that room with a metal detector? I would have done that the second I knew it was gone.. no joke!  I hope you reported it missing with the insurance company.

Post # 53
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Did anyone move the bed and bed stand? Maybe it’s wedged between the furniture and the wall, or even under a piece of furniture you’d think it can’t be under. Or maybe it snagged on a bed cover and fell off later somewhere else while it was being taken off the bed. Jewelry bounces in funny ways when it falls. I read a really crazy story once about a woman who took off her wedding ring to cook, and found it 16 years later growing on a carrot in her garden (there was a compost bin involved).

Post # 54
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Bumble bee

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  

I had a similar situation; however I don’t own a dog.

My engagement ring was always on no matter what, but I developed swelling at night so I used to take if off and place it on my night stand in the box. The night prior i remember putting it in the box & the next morning it was gone.

At the time we were allowing DH’s friend to stay with us, the ring just vanished into thin air.

After DH replaced the ring it showed up 2 days after his “friend” moved out.

I am hoping the dog ate it, it’s possible. But I think your SIL took it. Hopefully a guilty concious will make her “find it”.

Post # 55
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Sugar bee

I think she took it. She cannot DO anything with it. She can’t wear it. It probably had a GIA number lasered on the girdle and she can’t sell it. She probably feels really stupid about it right about now and it will turn up pretty soon – in the corner under the rug. Oops!

Post # 56
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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VintageGirl1020 :  Lavalier and PerfectCircle (both of which go by multiple names, but in the end those are the two companies that independently insure rings) are known for being much better than home insurance–their policies are to let you buy your own replacement.

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  I’d be so frustrated too.. it’s incredibly hard to not be able to physically search for your own ring.  Thank goodness you have insurance.  I know it sucks, and you may never know what happened, but at least with insurance you should be able to move on.

Also, your SIL sounds… difficult.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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railroaderwifeyxo :  so his friend probably returned it after feeling guilty? 

Post # 58
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Helper bee

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sunnierdaysahead2 :  So sorry you’re going through this! I’m sure it will turn up at some point, unless previous posters are right and the SIL did take it. But on a side note, her behavior was completely unacceptable as a host that invited you to stay in her house. First off, if someone just walked into the room I was sleeping in to wake me up, I’d be pissed, unless I specifically asked for a wake-up call. She had no right to go into the room you were staying in, invade your privacy or clean up after you. For some people, that may be normal, but no one that I know would take it well. Just saying, I wouldn’t trust her if she has no problem making you feel that way while staying at her house. I am a person who believes in giving people the benefit of the doubt, but I can’t even count on both hands the number of times I was screwed over by someone close that I trusted, so what does that say of someone you’re not close to (such as the SIL) and don’t know well enough to trust? They are more likely to do the worst because they don’t care. I hope this gets resolved and I’m sorry for the stress this has put on you! 

Post # 59
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Helper bee

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VintageGirl1020 :  Just thought I’d throw in a recommendation. I worked at a jewelry store a few years back and we had Jewelers Mutual. We recommended them to all of our customers and I had them myself. I paid an annual premium of only about $40 (with $0 deductible) which covered my engagement and wedding rings valued at over $6,000 and my husband’s wedding band valued at $1,000. I am unsure if their premiums have changed, but it’s worth looking into. 

Post # 60
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Bumble bee

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mylittlebees :  

That was our thought. The ring just showed up back on my night stand. Unless our house is haunted, which I highly doubt he brought it back after seeing how upset I was.

Or he just wanted DH to spend on a new ring for shit’s and giggles all to replace the ring in the end.

We are no longer friends with him.

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