Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Day I Lost My Wedding Ring


My wedding ring has always been too big for me. I never fixed it because people would tell me I would regret it after I got pregnant and my fingers swelled. I also had the fear that I'd get it resized, gain weight, and my too tight ring would be a constant reminder of my overweight self. (Let's not get into the psychological messiness of this situation). Shockingly, since being married I've lost about thirty pounds and, not so shockingly, my ring is way too big.

I stopped wearing it entirely after one night I went to a birthday party and lost it. Upon returning home, I realized my wedding ring wasn't on my finger- it must have slipped off at one point during the night. I frantically looked in my car and drive-way, and called my friends for them to look under every nook and cranny of that house. 

It was no where to be found.

The next morning I went back to the house to see if maybe it was in their driveway, bushes, or lawn. I pulled up, got out of the car, started to walk across the street, and spotted my beautiful wedding ring in perfect condition in the middle of the street. 

It was a miracle.

So when Anjolee asked if I wanted to review a diamond engagement ring, I was more than thrilled. I hate not wearing a ring but fear losing my wedding ring again. I gave them my proper ring size and chose a nice, big, sparkly one. I'm in love and I've gotten quite a few compliments on it already.

I'll always love the ring Mr. Branflake gave me almost ten years ago, but I feel much better having a decoy on hand.

Anjolee didn't ask me to say this, but I looked at their vintage wedding rings and oh my goodness they are gorgeous. Just very stunning and better than the ones floating around Pinterest right now. 



Thanks, Anjolee, for giving me a decoy until I get the nerve (and time and money) to get my wedding ring resized. Besides, who doesn't like extra bling?


17 comments:

  1. Whew! I have almost lost my wedding ring a couple of times, especially since it is a bit loose. The most recent time, I was without it for a few days and was inconsolable, but then found it in the clothes dryer! Until I ever get it resized, I got a Ring Noodle for it, an imperfect solution but at least it is not slipping off my finger any more!

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    1. Jeff- I wanted to ask you if you danced with it. Because I have a really hard time with pirouettes haha

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  2. once i lost my engagement ring for a half hour. longest half hour of my life! so glad you found yours!

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  3. Eep–I can't imagine how awful it must have felt to lose your ring! Mine is ever so slightly too big–think loose in the morning, just right if I eat too much salt–but I don't have the heart to have it resized either!

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    1. Okay, I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't bear to resize her wedding ring.

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  4. Get a chain and wear it around your neck. If the chain's long enough you can tuck the ring in your bra and keep it close to your heart. We do that at the hospital because no one wants a ring to rip a glove, scratch a patient, or get nastiness on it.

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  5. Oh, thank goodness you found it! I've lost mine once or twice around the house and it's such a panicky feeling to not know where it is. I had to break down and have mine resized, but I'm sure later on in life it will be too small--oh well. I'll deal with that when it comes to it!

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  6. After nearly losing mine at the YMCA, Ben suggested we get a decoy for me. Mine always comes off in the winter because my fingers get cold and shrink!

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  7. So glad you found it. What a great story and the ring above is beautiful, sweetie. Have a cozy Thursday. xoxo

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  8. very pretty! h's ring is pretty big too but we both got something engraved inside so i think it'd ruin it if we got the ring resized! wah-wah xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. Maybe that's what I need to do. Not because my ring is too big but because I'm terrified of somehow hurting it at work. It's hard to wear something so pretty while serving tables.

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  10. Awww...this is such a sweet story, Tiffany. I'm just glad that you were able to get your wedding ring back in perfect condition. But hooray for decoys - this one is stunning!!

    xx

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  11. I have the same psychological messiness when it comes to my slightly too-big wedding ring! Maybe it's a dancer thing, lol. Now that I am expecting, the little bit of extra room is appreciated, but your fingers don't swell as much as you'd think. I'm planning on getting it re-sized after baby... your story definitely inspires me to do so!

    PS, I love your ring!

    Sincerely,

    Buffalo Britty
    http://www.buffalobritty.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love you and this post. My Mom and Sister both have decoys because they are nurses and don't want to lose it taking it on and off each shift.

    BUT, I would not have mine if I didn't always wear it. We were robbed in April and they took every last piece of jewelry. All I have now, is what was on my person. So, I am not saying to ditch the decoy. I am saying that my biggest regret is not having my grandmothers jewelry (and many other pieces) that I treasured but rarely wore, in a safe deposit box or locked in a hidden safe.

    My 2 cents is to have a super good hiding spot at home, or put it in a safe deposit box.

    Miss you tons! Hope you never get robbed - it will rip your heart out to lose that ring and not even be able to look for it.

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    1. Oh and yes I had insurance, but I can't buy what was stolen with the money we got.

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  13. I lost mine at work one day and it was such a panicky feeling! like your arm is missing or something!!!!

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