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Great Ring Debacle

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So it’s time to get into the sore subject around our house…The Great Ring Debacle of 2011. The most unthinkable, devastating thing happened. My engagement ring was stolen. Ladies, let me walk you through the most horrifying experience of my life.

It was just like any other Friday afternoon; my work was hosting a late lunch/happy hour at a local restaurant. It was around 5:30 and I was about to leave the restaurant to go home because my brother was in town visiting. Before I left, a girlfriend and I went to the restroom. My ring had not yet been sized (I’m a 5.5 and it was a 7), so I had a ring guard on it, but it was still too big. When I went to wash my hands, I took of my ring and laid it down so that it wouldn’t get wet and slide off. Normally I would just use hand sanitizer, but I couldn’t pass up the fancy shmancy hand salt scrub… WORST.DECISION.EVER. We leave the restaurant as usual, but when I get on the road, I realize my ring was not on my finger. I didn’t quite panic yet, it had only been 3 minutes since I’d left the bathroom and the restaurant we were at was a nice place and no one seemed shiesty. I get back there and look in the bathroom where I had left the ring and it was nowhere to be found. I immediately flip out! That’s such an understatement, but it’s the best way to explain my reaction.

After publicly humiliating myself by crying hysterically and searching through everything including trash cans, I had to call Matt and let him know. That was horrendous. He was just as devastated as I was. So this brings me to the moral of my story. Matt informed me that he had gotten theft insurance on the ring, so I called the police and had them meet me at the scene of the crime and I filed a police report. Fortunately, I was able to claim the theft insurance and they reimbursed us for the cost for the ring. I went back to the same store and bought the exact same ring. It took me a little while to get over the fact that I didn’t have and would never have the original ring that Matt proposed with, but that passed and I can’t even express how thankful I am that he bought that insurance package.

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Hopefully none of you will ever have to go through this, but I will ALWAYS have jewelry insurance after this and I highly recommend you do, too!!

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is a bride blogger who got married in 2012. You can read her wedding planning posts here.