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If you've ever lost your wedding and engagement rings, where did you find them?

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dotty2 Mon 20-Jun-11 10:16:04

I have lost mine. They went astray sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday mid-morning and it's possible I could have lost them while out and about - I've lost weight and they were loose. But I think it's most likely I put them down somewhere at home while cleaning/tidying. Unfortunately after the kids were in bed on Thursday I had a massive tidying and sorting session and can't stop thinking that they must be in the charity bag/the cupboard under the stairs/in a toy box/inside my rubber gloves etc. But I have looked in all those places and literally cannot think where else to look. So inspire me - where else might they be? (And please don't tell me I'm ridiculous for posting this, I know it's clutching at straws but I'm kicking myself and feeling fragile - while constantly reminding myself they don't matter at all in the grand scheme of things.)

MooM00 Mon 20-Jun-11 10:18:49

Rings often fall off when you are walking up stairs, it's the position of the hand I think. it's happened to me a couple of times.

weedle Mon 20-Jun-11 10:29:25

I take mine off to clean and when I shower/bath and when I bath DD.

Therefore I've found mine - on the window sill, by the sink, on the table, on the shelf on the bathroom mirror and on the highest shelf that is closest to the cleaning stuff.

Do you normally remove them for any reason? If not I'd have a go at hoovering and then picking through the hoover bag. You'd hopefully hear them rattling up the tube also!

Good luck!

janeyjampot Mon 20-Jun-11 10:41:07

I think you'd have heard them falling off if that had happened. I lost my wedding ring once when I was running after I'd lost weight and I heard it fall, even though I was on a dirt track.

I take my engagement ring off when I change the sheets as I catch it when I try to tuck the sheets in at the end of the bed. I also take them off when I put cushion covers on. Have you done anything like that? When the DC were small I used to put them on the highest shelves I could reach so that they didn't pick them up, so sometimes I would lose them because I couldn't see them, especially if I'd put something else on the shelf and pushed them back.

Failing all that, I once found mine in the kitchen cupboard where I keep flour as I'd taken them off before my hands got covered in dough or pastry or something.

Really hope you find them soon smile

dotty2 Mon 20-Jun-11 12:37:50

great suggestions - thank you. This afternoon I am going to hoover and go through the bag - and also check the washing machine filter. As well as double checking all high shelves. I supposedly work from home, but not much work is being done while this is bothering me...

thumbwitch Mon 20-Jun-11 12:41:04

DH has lost his twice - once in the garden and once found under his desk.

hatwoman Mon 20-Jun-11 12:49:31

Mine once fell off when I was drying my hands - I was very lucky because I was using a paper towel, which then got thrown in the bin. I didn't notice at the time - but later, when I realised it was gone I somehow guuessed what had happened. I was on my way home, so I phoned a colleague and asked her if she would look in the bin for me! she did and it was there.

so yes, check the washing maching - might have got caught up in a towel. also laundry basket.

schroeder Mon 20-Jun-11 14:23:31

I found mine under the sofa, I'd lost weight and it just flew off when I was waving my hands around, it took me ages to find it because it's thin and blended with the carpet.

No way it would fall off now all the weights gone back on sad

thejaffacakesareonme Mon 20-Jun-11 20:02:47

I take mine off when the kids are playing with play doh - I can't stand getting it stuck in all the crevices in my rings.

backjustforaminute Mon 20-Jun-11 20:06:07

Mine went down the plughole in the kitchen sink (never noticed it go!) and was found 3 years later by a plumber.

onepieceofcremeegg Mon 20-Jun-11 20:08:51

hatwoman that happened to me twice. Once a at the church pils attend. I kind of "knew" when we got home what had happened. Lucky dh had to go back, and ask the churchwarden if he could go through the bin in the ladies loo!

It also happened at work - again paper towels. I heard my phone ring and was waiting for an urgent call. I ran out of loo, then yelled at my poor colleagues "my wedding ring is in the bin!" they went and retrieved it.

I think my rings are a tiny bit big.

Also to answer the op on occasion I have taken them off during/after applying handcream or hair products. So on occasion they are on my bedside table/bedroom window sill.

Also in the past I have kind of threaded them through my watch strap when not wearing it.

dotty2 Mon 20-Jun-11 20:58:35

DH has checked the vacuum cleaner bag and the washing machine filter for me (all without a grumble, thus handily reminding me of why I married him in the first place, as if to make up for the absence of a ring). Still no joy, though I have found my second best watch, and DD2's favourite yoghurt spoon (under her bed - how did that get there??).

On the morning I noticed they were missing I had done an exercise DVD (Jillian Michaels, of course - am a good MNer) so schroeder's experience makes me wonder if they are stuck in some distant corner of the living room, propelled there by a particularly energetic jumping jack. I had also (for the first time in my life) applied fake tan so wonder if I took them off then, but have hunted in every nook and cranny in the bedroom.

Sigh - however, backforjustaminute gives me hope. 3 years! Had you claimed on your insurance?? I am holding off claiming, thinking surely they must turn up. But I can't wait 3 years! Am thinking I might ask my parents if I can have my grandmother's ring to wear in the meantime. DH's job for tomorrow is the sink u-bend.

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