(Closed) Ring vent – It fell down the drain!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh no….so sorry. Do you have insurance on it?

Post # 4
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am so so sorry. This is my biggest fear.


Like @weddingbound mentioned, if you have insurance, you can usually have it replaced.

Post # 6
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oh no. Really? Can rings not be recovered when they go down the drain?!! I for some reason thought they could… so now, I’m going to be super paranoid because mine is too big from weight loss too! ACK I’m so so sorry ๐Ÿ™

And about silver…I dont think it turns you green and I dont think it tarnishes often if you wear it every day. If it does, the tarnish can be removed easily. Silver is a great metal if you are gentle on it.

Post # 7
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Also, mention it to the inn where you stayed. If by any chance at all it is found (if they ever have plumbing work on the shower drain, etc…) then they will know who it belongs to, or know to pay special attention while doing any work in that room.

I’m so sorry you lost your ring!!

Post # 9
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

so sorry that happened to you!!! but that garnet ring you posted looks really pretty. no idea bout the answer to your silver question.

Post # 10
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@CorvusCorax:  Was there not a trap under the sink??  (the curved portion of the pipes as it leads away from the drain into the wall.)  If it fell down the drain it would have been caught there, especially if you weren’t running any water at the time.


OP:  I would call the hotel IMMEDIATELY, give them your room number and have them send maintenance to open the trap to check.

For anyone else this happens to, be sure to check the trap right away, and don’t let any water run down the drain in the meantime.

Post # 11
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

@sheepandbear:  I think you can only get your ring back if the drain pipe is u-shaped…because it’s caught in the bottom of the “u.”

Post # 13
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CorvusCorax: It depends on if it is sterling silver or fine silver. Under normal conditions, your sterling silver should not tarnish. Your fine silver is a bit less resilient. most premade silver jewelry is sterling silver (92% silver content) as opposed to fine (99% silver content)


Hope that helps!

Post # 15
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@CorvusCorax:  ๐Ÿ˜€ If you want to tarnish your ring, there are some ways to do so. What kind of tarnish are you wanting?


If you want a blue/black kind of tarnish, and you are careful of the stone, you can tarnish your ring yourself with some gunblue. It will be harder to achieve in sterling silver, but you might be able to make it work! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@CorvusCorax:  I have a silver ring my mother gave me years ago. I wore it everyday for probably 6 years. It tarnished, but it never turned my finger green or black at all. I don’t know how much that has to do with body chemistry, but if my fingers are any indication, I don’t think it make your fingers black. It did bend out of shape though, because silver is a softer metal than gold. 

Sorry you lost your ring! 

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