Thursday, October 9, 2008

I Lost My Diamond!

A very scary thing happened to me last night! I lost the diamond in my engagement ring!

After supper and getting the kids to do their homework I sat down on the couch around 7 PM. I started to watch TV, when I looked down at my engagement ring and noticed the diamond was missing from my ring! I couldn't believe it and went into total panic mode.

Not only is my engagement ring worth money (I have no idea how much.) But it has great sentimental value. This ring was actually my Grandmother's engagement ring! She gave it to my husband (even a year before he even asked me to marry him), in order to give it to me when we got engaged. The ring must be at least, I'd say, 70 yrs. old!

In all truth, the ring has never fit me properly. It is to big for my finger, and is somewhat loose. I've always had a fear of it just flying off my finger and losing it that way. And over the years the gold has thinned on it and I feel like it might eventually break through. But I never thought the diamond would just fall out!

To make a long story short,(or longer - ha-ha) I did find the diamond 3 hours later! After searching every room on my hands and knees for 3 hours, I found it! I didn't really go out of the house yesterday, except to my daughter's dance class. So that was the only other place I thought it could be (I was calling there this morning if I didn't find it.) But I found it outside my son's room in the hallway! Thank God. I was very upset about it!

But now I have to go get it fixed somewhere. I have no idea where to take it. And I have no idea how much this is going to cost. But I'm just happy I found it!


  1. Thank heavens you found it. Those three hours must have been so traumatic. I know it would have been for me!

    Hope you are having a great day.

  2. So very glad that you found it!!

  3. Oh goodness! Glad you found it. I threw my engagement ring away once at a truck stop. It was really loose because I had broken my fingers and had it enlarged and then months and months later the swelling went down and it was to big. Dried it right off my finger. Noticed about 10 miles down the interstate. Luckily it was still there in the trash!

  4. I'm glad to hear you found your diamond. My set has small diamonds around the main diamond and I once lost one of the small ones. It is a horrible feeling. I highly recommend jewelry insurance if you don't already have it. You can add it on to your homeowners policy as a rider or go straight to Jewelers Mutual online and purchase it. You'll need a current appraisal, but it's so worth it for the peace of mind. It's pretty inexpensive in comparison to what you would have to pay to replace your diamond.

  5. Hi Sue, You are very, very lucky that you found your diamond. Even though it took 3 hours, thank God that you found it. To make a long story short,(or longer - ha-ha) I thought that was cute, made me laugh, even though this wasn't funny at all. :-)

  6. Thanks everyone for your kind wishes. I'm very happy I found it too. Except I'm still upset that I now have to get it fixed and can't wear it. It feels very weird without it on my finger.