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to think a 4th wedding ring is pushing it?

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vvviola Tue 19-Jan-16 19:57:36

DH has done it again. He has lost his wedding ring for the 3rd time.

Original ring was bought in Paris. White gold. Relatively expensive.
Was lost in the sea when playing with the children.

Ring 2. I bought at Christmas a few months later. Sterling silver. Not cheap, but not expensive. Same design as 1st ring.
Was lost about a year later - playing in the sea with the kids (you'd think he'd have learnt his lesson).

Ring 3. Cheapest silver ring in the shop. Bought in the sale.
Lost it at the weekend sorting out the recycling.

WIBU to tell him he needs to buy his own this time (and should pick me up something while he's there)

We always said we'd go back to the jeweller in Paris when we were back on this side of the world (we were in NZ) and replace the ring properly. But frankly at this stage, I don't trust him not to lose the bloody thing again!

AIBU to draw the line at a 4th ring?!

AwkwardSquad Tue 19-Jan-16 20:01:34

How about a tattooed wedding ring? Can't lose a tattoo...

vvviola Tue 19-Jan-16 20:03:56

I'd have to peel him off the floor at the first sight of the needle grin. But I have to say I'm tempted. Maybe I'll use permanent marker instead...

JennyBunn Tue 19-Jan-16 20:05:05

I think perhaps my husband has committed bigamy.... we are obviously married to the same gobshite man.

My husband is on his 4th wedding ring. I bought him one from eBay last time, it's a hideous cheap piece of tat but has lasted the longest of all of the white gold and silver ones. And he really like it.

When if he loses this one he can sod off and buy his own.

shoofly Tue 19-Jan-16 20:05:06

How long have you been married? To have to replace a ring for the 4th time is pushing it for me. I'd be sending him to replace it himself and preferably with a cheap one!

Borninthe60s Tue 19-Jan-16 20:05:28

I'm wondering how he's managing to lose them. Are they ill fitting?

BillBrysonsBeard Tue 19-Jan-16 20:08:28

They sound too loose, they shouldn't be able to come off easily! He is still being unreasonable though wink

BolshierAryaStark Tue 19-Jan-16 20:10:16

Sorry but sounds like non of them fitted properly as they seem to be coming off quite easily.

AwkwardSquad Tue 19-Jan-16 20:12:30

Or you could brand him... A cute little heart-shaped one with your initials in it, perhaps? There's loads on etsy.

vvviola Tue 19-Jan-16 20:14:30

I don't know how he is losing them. His fingers seem to shrink dramatically in the cold (hence the 2 being lost in the sea). The third admittedly probably didn't fit too well, but as we were coming back to the land of too-bloody-cold-to-swim-in-the-sea (Ireland) I thought we were safe. Obviously not.

We've been married nearly 8 years. The first ring lasted 5 years and it's all downhill since then!

Jenny if your DH is a Kiwi (and your use of the word gobshite indicates your country) then we might need to compare some notes winkgrin

Peyia Tue 19-Jan-16 20:16:03

At least he lost them whilst playing with his kids and not someone else wink

I'd tell him to sod off, buy his own and get me some 'I'm sorry, pearls' whilst at the jewellers.

tibbawyrots Tue 19-Jan-16 20:19:58

A pearl necklace? 😳

StayWithMe Tue 19-Jan-16 20:37:53

A pearl necklace?

Hahahaha. grin

SexDrugsAndSausageRoll Tue 19-Jan-16 20:42:03

Well my dh still has his...cos it's sat in the same box in a cupboard since! At least he wears them, just bulk buy cheapies...

AliceMum09 Tue 19-Jan-16 20:42:36

My husband lost his wedding ring when we had been married for a total of 3 months - he was arsing about having a snowball fight with his best mate (whilst not wearing gloves) so his hands got cold and wet and the ring just slid off.

He's managed not to do it again, and at least I'm now covered if I ever lose my rings!

x2boys Tue 19-Jan-16 20:47:04

Dh wore his wedding ring for about two weeks it was a bit tight so he took it off no idea where it is he doesn't wear one now I wouldn't be bothering busing him several.

Funandgamesandfun Tue 19-Jan-16 20:53:25

Doesn't sound like he's a wedding ring person. Maybe he's best without one. My DH has never worn one

vvviola Tue 19-Jan-16 21:10:00

He's very much a wedding ring person fun. The first time he lost it, he mentioned feeling weird every day until it was replaced. This morning when he left for work he said he didn't feel right leaving the house without it "in case something happened". In short, he's a big romantic softie.

But he's still buying the next one himself. grin

MotherKat Tue 19-Jan-16 21:19:03

My dh had amazing growing shrinking fingers too, he wears his (stupendously expensive custom rosewood and titanium) original on a chain around his neck and wears silicon ones on his hand, he even has different colours to match his fitbit straps.

Longdistance Tue 19-Jan-16 21:29:02

My Dh has lost his ring twice.

The first one was a Tiffany's band, which he didn't tell me about, but lost that in Oz.

He replaced it with a cheap one with dodgy hallmarks. He lost that in September on a stag do.

It hasn't been replaced, although reading this thread has given me the idea he can have a tattooed on one.

Though, I have had the eternity ring carrot dangled after dd's were born hmm they're now 4 and 6.

TheExMotherInLaw Tue 19-Jan-16 21:36:26

Dh wore his wedding ring all the time. One day he had an accident at work; the ring took the force of the blow, saving his hand. He had it repaired, but then wasn't allowed to wear it at his new place of employment (clean conditions). He had another accident, and lost that finger. Spooky, eh?
...wanders off, continuing to be irrelevant...

TimeToMuskUp Tue 19-Jan-16 21:41:38

DH lost his changing a duvet in our guest bedroom. Says it's proof men can't be trusted to do housework.

Three years later it turned up in DS2's bedroom. DS2 has since revealed himself to be something of a klepto, but only after we spent a fortune replacing the sodding thing. I don't much care and would have not bothered to replace it but DH felt weird without it.

Dixiechickonhols Tue 19-Jan-16 21:51:28

DH has a cheap titanium one off internet

Biggerbangtheory Tue 19-Jan-16 21:53:23

Tattoo? Branding? Piercing?
How about agreeing what he has to buy for you you if he looses another 1 whey oh are buying the ring. Or maybe not spending money, but he has to agree on some sort of interesting forfeit if he looses another 1before you buy the replacement

Lweji Tue 19-Jan-16 21:56:52

He needs one of these.

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