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I've lost my rings.

(80 Posts)
BonnieBlooming Wed 08-May-19 13:17:09

I know that compared to some of the issues people are dealing with this is nothing but I seem to have lost my wedding, engagement and eternity rings. Since losing a lot of weight they have been very loose and I don't wear them everyday. They usually sit on a wee ring stand on my dressing table and I noticed on Monday they were not there. They are not so loose that they could have fallen off and I never take them off outside (eg when washing my hands). We have spent two days taking the house apart looking for them. All the obvious places and all the not so obvious but no luck.
I dont care about the value of the rings but it is our 40 anniversary in August so they have great sentimental value.
What is also upsetting me is that my DD gave birth to a much awaited baby boy on Monday night and at a time when I should just be overjoyed this has cast a real shadow.
I have said to myself that it would be much worse if I had lost a person, they are just rings, but I feel so upset.
Has anyone had this experience? How did you come to terms with it? I suffer badly with anxiety at the best of times.

grandmac Sun 12-May-19 16:52:51

My daughter lost all three of her rings too. We searched everywhere, reported the loss to the police in case someone had found them in the street, said prayers, then searched everywhere again. No luck. Then some weeks later she put on a cardigan she hadn’t worn for ages and there was a clinking sound, and yes the rings fell out of the sleeve as she put it on!! So check your sleeves before despairing BonnyBlooming. Hope you find them.

rockgran Sun 12-May-19 17:43:56

I once found a lost bracelet in the pocket of a dressing gown that I had used on a weekend away.

BonnieBlooming Tue 14-May-19 18:42:52

Still no sign of the rings! My husband has even taken the bottom of the sofa. Everyday I think of another unlikely place they may be and check but no luck. As part of our insurance I had to report the loss to the police. The officer who rang me told me he had lost his wedding ring. He didn't wear it to work but put it in an empty bottle in his bathroom cabinet. His wife did a clear out and threw the bottle out!

Calendargirl Tue 14-May-19 19:56:01

Don’t give up hope!