My Wedding Ring Is Missing – What To Do

By Kim •  Updated: 11/14/21 •  3 min read

You’ve spent months looking for the perfect engagement ring, but now you’re worried that your wedding ring has gone missing. The fact is, you can’t expect to find a lost wedding ring on your own. Here are some tips on how to find your wedding ring.

Talk to family and friends

This may seem like a strange place to start, but the best way to find your wedding ring is by talking to family and friends who have already found theirs. This can give you valuable information about where it might be. This can also help them realize that you are looking for it and might encourage them to take a look around the house or apartment if they have any idea where it might be.

Check local pawn shops

You could also check local pawn shops for your wedding ring. If the jeweler told you that they knew of any customers who lost their rings recently, ask them to check the pawn shop’s inventory to see if they have a diamond ring that looks similar to yours. You can also ask them if they have lost and found. In some states, the police will sometimes return wedding rings to the owner after it has been reported as lost.

Contact your insurance company

You could also contact your insurance company to see if they know of any customers who have reported their engagement rings as lost recently and what happened to them afterwards. If you are covered under your homeowner’s policy, you may be able to file a claim with your insurance company if your ring is stolen or destroyed. Most policies include some type of protection for loss or damage caused by theft, fire, storm or other disasters such as earthquakes and floods.

You can prevent your wedding ring from being lost by doing the following:

  1. Store your ring in a safe place, only you and your beloved one knows where it is. You can also take it to a jeweler to have it insured.
  2. If you plan on going somewhere where your ring might be stolen, tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you will return. Keep your phone number and address on hand in case you lose your ring and need to call for help.
  3. Do not leave your wedding ring unattended if it is not on your finger at all times. This is especially important if you are going to be out of the house for long periods of time, such as for work or school. Take the opportunity to remove it from the setting and put it somewhere safe until you return home. If possible, remove it from its setting as well so that anyone who finds it will know that it belongs to you rather than someone else.
  4. If you do lose your wedding ring, report it to the police. In some states, the police will return it to you after they have reported it as lost.
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Right off we have to say that Kim loves weddings! Kim is a writer and editor who focuses on various aspects of how to make your wedding both unique and special. She loves dogs and is the pet parent of a Miniature Schnauzer named Finley. Together, Kim and her dog enjoy hiking across the countryside of the Sangre de Cristo range in New Mexico. She especially loves the area around Red River, which is referred to as the Enchanted Circle. When she’s home, Kim is excited to try redecorating her home, binge watching Netflix (Romcoms, of course), baking, and spending time with friends.