Post # 1
After one year and three months of marriage, my husband lost his wedding band. I’m upset, but he did really try hard to look for it, going as far as climbing into our apartment’s dumpster to find OUR bag of garbage and going through it, and sifting through the vacuum cannister dirt.
The question now is whether to purchase a replacement. I’m kind of of the mind that any other ring has lost the meaning that it’s the ring we got married with, so I’m tempted not to bother.
I’m curious what other bees would do?
Post # 3
i would buy another – even though its not the original wedding band it still stands for the same thing, a symbol of your love for each other.
My Brother-In-Law lost his after just 3 months, in a bar, during a night of drinking with his buddies haha – his wife was not happy.
my mom recently replaced my dads after about 2 years of it being lost – she was actually able to find the exact same ring she bought him 38 years ago! but for triple the cost haha.
Post # 4
Although it wouldn’t be the same ring we got married with, I’d still want to replace it and have that daily symbol of our commitment.
Post # 5
I would replace it.
Darling Husband currently doesn’t wear the ring that he got married with.
His true wedding ring is platinum and scratches too easily, so for work he wears a titanium band we bought after the wedding.
I don’t feel like the symbol is any different whether it’s the ring he was actually married with or not.
Did you get married in the church? If so, you could probably get your officiant to bless the new ring if that would make you feel better. I’m not sure if that is something that is normally done, but it might make it seem more like his true wedding band and less just like a ring.
Post # 6
Since DH’s ring is platinum and was super expensive I would be pissed and most likely not replace it right away or at least not with a platinum band so he learns his lesson. Although I may be biased since he lost a ring on vacation already once. I think he would really want a replacement though as he does like wearing a wedding ring so maybe he’d get a sterling silver version as punishment but he’d get a new one and I would do the same if I lost mine. My Father-In-Law has had no ring for quite some time as he lost if and Mother-In-Law didn’t see a motivation to pay 3x what they paid for the original to replace it (his was also platinum which was oddly the motivation for our platinum rings). I guess it depends where your priorities are and how much a relpacement would cost. Does your Darling Husband even want a new one?
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Oh my gosh, this happened to us exactly – but in the ocean! We definitely plan to replace it – Mr HC really wants a replacement, we just haven’t yet (and I wish the price of gold hadnt been rising steadily since we bought the original!)
Post # 9
I would replace it.
Darling Husband almost lost his wedding band on our honeymoon. It slipped off his finger in the sea. he was super upset. Surprisingly I wasn’t upset at all and kept telling him we’ll get him another. He ended up finding a snorkle mask and finding the ring on the sea floor, (luckily the water was totally clear). But if he hadn’t, I would have been ok replacing it.
Post # 10
When I was about 7 months pregnant with our first baby (about 9 or 10 months into our marriage), I lost my wedding band and engagement ring (they were soldered together). It broke both of our hearts, and even though we looked and looked for it (going so far as to x-raying the dogs to make sure they didn’t eat it), we never did find.
My husband recently rebought my set, and it means the world to me. It really doesn’t matter that those aren’t the exact rings we used in our marriage ceremony; it’s more about the symbolism of him rebuying it for me. It almost felt like he was proposing all over again. 🙂 Even though it’s “technically” a different set, it looks just like the one I lost and all the memories from my old rings are still there when I look at the new ones.
Post # 11
Precisely why I would replace. I would want to buy the same ring again as well.
Both of ours are a platinum as well, not cheap, but doesn’t matter. Given financial situation we might wait for a better time. But I wouldn’t wait too long.
This has reminded me to get an appraisal on our wedding rings already and put them on our homewowner insurance!
Post # 12
I’d replace it, but in my case for something less expensive. We bought a tungsten at Kay and it was way overpriced.
Darling Husband doesn’t even really wear his, unless we go to the store or something social..he’s not really a jewelry guy, so I wouldn’t rush to get another one. But again, that’s our situation 🙂
Post # 13
I don’t place so much sentimental importance on a ring that I would think of it as irreplaceable. if I lost mine, I’d probably use the exucse to replace it with my dream ring!
for the husband- if he lost his, I’d just let the decision be up to him. if he was in the habit of losing things all the time, I’d encourage him to get a stainless steel ring since they are so cheap!
Post # 14
There is no way I WOULDN’T replace it!
Post # 15
Darling Husband gets hit on by random girls even when we’re in the bar/dinner together. There’s no way I’d let him not wear a ring.