It’s everyone’s worst nightmare to lose your engagement ring. It’s unimaginable and that is why we are all so careful to make sure that the ring fits perfectly from the very beginning.
Most of us can relate to that moment of panic and dread when you think you have done the unimaginable and lost something really precious. Once the initial panic passes, relief sets in when you realise you have absent mindedly placed it somewhere.
If this sounds like you, then here are a few spots to check before you allow any real concern to set in:
- The Kitchen: If you’ve just been in the kitchen, it is likely you have routinely taken your rings off and left them somewhere near the sink.
- The Bathroom: Just as above, when showering or washing our hands, most of us take our rings off, so it’s a good idea to check these spots first.
- Your Bag: Some of us take our rings off when at the gym being cautious not to do any damage. Many of us also forget we put them there. It’s always a good idea to check all the pockets of your bag.
- The Bedside Table: Some of us sleep with our rings on, but many do not. Check your bedside table and around it to make sure your ring hasn’t fallen to the ground.
To avoid having numerous “I’ve lost my keys” moments with your engagement ring we suggest creating specific places where you routinely put your ring when you take it off.
If going to the gym, a protective pouch for your ring is ideal and when near the sink, either in the kitchen or bathroom, have a small dish you place your ring in. If taking your ring off before going to bed, a pouch or a dish on your bedside table is a good idea.
If you are one to place your jewellery in your jewellery box, we suggest putting your pieces into individual pouches to protect them from wearing against other jewellery, metals and gems.
Consider A Faux Ring
Engagement rings can cost a small fortune and have an even greater sentimental value. You may want to consider a faux ring for times such as when travelling to places where the theft risk is high.
Investing in a beautiful piece of jewellery and taking the time to make sure you look after it, means it makes sense to also insure your ring. It would be awful to lose your ring or have it stolen and then have to fork out a significant amount for a replacement. Have a chat with your jeweller and ask if they can recommend a reputable insurance company who specialise in jewellery insurance.
Your ring has both sentimental and monetary value and is not something you want to lose but it can happen. We recommend purchasing insurance for your ring for the unlikely and unfortunate situation that your ring may go missing. Check if you can add it to an existing contents policy or look at options for insuring your engagement ring as an individual item in its own policy.
You would hate for anything to happen and find yourself unable to afford to replace your engagement ring. We suggest our clients investigate reputable insurance companies that insure jewellery. You may also consider including your engagement ring in your household contents insurance.