What To Do When You Lose Your Wedding Or Engagement Ring
Lost your wedding or engagement ring? Our guide will help you through the process of what to do next.
The two most important moments in any couple’s relationship is being handed a wedding or engagement ring. It’s important that the rings handed to you on your engagement or wedding are taken care of. However, there will be times where you’ll find yourself in the unfortunate situation of losing your ring.
Losing a ring that symbolises your relationship with your partner can send you through a rollercoaster of emotions. If you’ve owned that ring for some time, you’ll question whether you can find one that you were handed by your partner 10-15 years ago. It can be easy to panic in that situation, but it’s important to stay calm in finding your lost engagement or wedding ring.
Diamond Heaven has a guide that will help you go through what to do if you’ve lost your wedding or engagement ring.
Take a deep breath and don’t panic
If you’ve lost an engagement or wedding ring, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath and not panic. Whether you’ve placed your ring in your draw or slipped off while washing the dishes, it can be easy to think you’ve lost that piece of jewellery forever.
When locating your lost wedding or engagement ring, you want to go back to when you last wore it. Your partner, family members and friends can play a part in retracing your steps back to where the ring was last seen. Having those extra pairs of eyes can be beneficial with your search.
Start searching for the ring at home
In your lost wedding or engagement ring search, losing the ring at home can be a positive thing. It’s highly likely that the ring you lost is going to be located somewhere around your home, whether that’s in your bedroom or in a kitchen cupboard. There are a couple of tools that can assist you with finding your ring at home.
Using a torch or brushing the floors with a dustpan and brush are a few tools that can be used. If the ring happens to pop up at home, it can save your partner from spending thousands of pounds buying an exact copy of the ring.
Recall locations and areas you’ve visited before losing your ring
If you have lost your engagement or wedding ring away from home, it’s worth retracing your steps. It’s worth remembering all the places you went during the day in the lead up to losing your ring. The last location you visited is a good place to start in your missing ring search.
Some common places to begin your ring search include at work or at a restaurant or museum. If you lost your ring at work, head straight to the workplace and look around your workstation. It might be worth sending an email, with a picture to HR or your line manager, explaining your missing ring situation to them.
However, if the missing ring is not at your workplace, you may find yourself thinking the ring has fallen off at a restaurant or museum. In that case, you’ll need to give the venue a photo and information about the ring. You can also enlist the help of the police by filing a report as it's likely that the ring may have been dropped off at the local police station.
Get a ring finder to find your lost ring
Using a metal detector can be a useful tool to find your missing ring. If you find yourself pressed for time with your ring search, you can hire a ring finder. The ring finder will ask several questions about your ring, in particular, the size, type of metal and the last time you saw your ring.
Once you’ve given the ring finder all the information about your ring, they can start locating where the missing ring is. If you dropped it at a park, beach or in a body of water, the ring finder will use the metal detector to locate it. However, the ring finder may stumble across other types of jewellery alongside the engagement or wedding ring you may have lost.
File an insurance claim
One of the most important things when buying an engagement or wedding ring is making sure it's insured. It’ll give you peace of mind knowing that if you lose your ring, you will be able to file a claim with an insurance company.
If your partner has bought a wedding or engagement ring with Diamond Heaven for you, we have an insurance partnership with T.H March. By filing an insurance claim the day after you’ve lost your ring, it’ll give you the option to cancel the claim if you manage to find the ring.
How Diamond Heaven can help with recreating your wedding or engagement ring
If you’ve decided to give up on your missing ring search, then there is another option you should consider. Our bespoke ring builder can help recreate a ring that's close to the original or exactly the same. The process for creating the ring with our ring builder is simple and straightforward.
Here is a three-step process to recreating your wedding or engagement ring with Diamond Heaven’s ring builder:
Start recreating your engagement or wedding ring by choosing the diamond you want to have. We have four diamond types to choose from, Natural Diamond, Lab Grown Diamond, Gemstone and Coloured Diamond.
Once you’ve chosen the diamond, you can then decide on the setting of the ring. Solitaire, Shoulder Set, Halo, Vintage and Trilogy are the five options that you can choose from.
To finish off the ring building process, you can add additional details to the ring’s design. It’ll mean that you will end up with a ring that’s a replica or as close to the original as possible.
Losing a wedding or engagement ring can be stressful for many couples. It can be easy to panic when losing the ring as you’ll be questioning whether you’ll be able to find it again. By putting these tips into practice, you will save yourself not only time, but money having to find a replica ring.
No matter how you have lost your ring, we can help recreate your wedding or engagement ring. At Diamond Heaven, our team of experts will create or find a ring that's as close to the original as possible. You can book an appointment at one of our stores, where an expert will be on hand to help with finding an exact replica or as close to the original as possible.