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#1

Hi Guys,

Today was a bad day, I looked down at my left hand and my 18ct
wedding band that I had worn for 30 years was gone.

Due to a rapid weight loss, my ring finger had reduced in size to
the point where my wedding ring was so loose that if I shook my hand
the ring would come off.

To combat this, when working I used to place a little tape on the
underside to hold it in place.

I didn’t keep the ring in a box, because I felt naked without it. I
didn’t resize the ring because I thought I may put weight back on (I
found out recently that this wont happen, no matter how much I eat).

Because of my procrastination the ring is gone, and with that
absence my left hand doesn’t look like mine anymore.

So if you’re in a similar situation, make a clip, or do a resize.

Regards Charles A.
P.S. I will make myself a new ring, but it wont feel the same.


#2

My sympathy is with you Charles, sentiment has more value than the
materials of a new one. Blessings and thank you for the sage advice.
respectfully pat


#3

Charles, my condolences on losing your wedding ring. Hopefully, you
will remember where you were, when it fell off and retrieve it.

Veva Bailey


#4

Hi Charles & All, Sorry to hear about the wedding ring… I can
identify with your loss. My story, somewhat similar, is the when John
proposed–he made a petite ring with a small diamond(0.03ct.). 22
years later, I soldered it to a band he made of 18k/plat. that was
set with a reddish/brown diamond(before they called them Chocolate
diamonds). That hehad also made and I adapted for an everyday set to
wear… Last labor Day I was helping him polish, took off the ring,
and that’s all I know…Our shop partner was dismantling jewelry for
melt, John was at his bench, a diamond dealer was here at our desk &
I was polishing in the backroom…I had placed by a cleaning dish.Bad
news-never saw it again(torethe shop apart). Good news, I’m still
married, have stainless band with gold inset that John made as a
sample and finally got past my loss-though I still check for it
occasionally.

In a past Orchid I remember someone saying that it is probably still
out there-in some from or another… Like my mentor merry renk used
to say–“Just keep going, dear”.

A suggestion would be to do something special with this next
ring–celebrate the marriage & love that you still have.

Ciao, Jo-Ann Maggiora