Imagine you and your future spouse spending months looking for the perfect engagement and wedding ring set. You search high and low, possibly even coming to the Engage Diamond Studio where you eventually purchase a stunning tension set from Gelin Abaci. However, it’s not until years later that the real value of those rings hit home. That moment when your ring falls off your finger and washes down a storm sewer is that same moment it becomes the most important possession you own.
People lose their wedding and engagement rings all the time. Unfortunately, many are lost for good. Nevertheless, there are those rare occasions when all the stars align, and good fortune is on the side of the broken-hearted; rare occasions when lost wedding rings suddenly reappear without explanation.
The CBC recently covered two stories of this very nature. It is hard to say which is more remarkable, the fact that both lost rings were found or the fact that both incidents happened so close together. We have taken a moment to describe them below.
Lost in the Snow
In the first story, a Halifax mom and wife lost her rings in the snow while walking her dog with her infant daughter in her arms. She had put the rings on a chain around her neck due to an allergy to the metal. At some point in her walk, she put the chain and rings in her pocket to keep her infant daughter from pulling on them. They fell out of her pocket and into the snow without her knowledge.
Some weeks later, another local resident was walking in the area and saw the rings. She picked them up, at first thinking they were cheap trinkets belonging to a child who might have been playing in the snow. After cleaning them up, she suddenly realized she had found someone’s wedding and engagement rings. To make a long story short, both women managed to connect so the rings could be returned to their rightful owner.
Lost at Sea
The second story involves a Mississauga man who went to Florida for a fishing vacation this past January. His four-year-old wedding ring slipped off his finger, rolled down the pier and right into the water. The man spent hundreds of dollars hiring divers to search for his lost treasure to no avail. Upon returning to Canada, the man and his wife assumed the ring was forever lost.
In April, they received a phone call that gave them a glimpse of hope. Apparently, a local diver volunteering in a program aimed at cleaning up area waterways spotted the ring and picked it up. He showed it around after the event, catching the attention of the pier owner who had previously spoken with the ring’s owner. He connected the dots and got the ring back to Mississauga.
Priceless and Irreplaceable
Wedding and engagement rings are both priceless and irreplaceable because of what they represent. And we are not just talking about custom tension sets from big-name designers like Gelin Abaci. Even the most modest rings become treasured heirlooms, intrinsically tied to the relationship between the wearers. There is a reason engagement and wedding rings are passed down through generations.
Hopefully, you will never experience that moment you believe you have lost your wedding and engagement rings for good. You can purchase new rings, but they will just not be the same. As for couples who have not yet bought their first wedding and engagement rings, we invite you to visit our Toronto studio to see our fantastic selection of stock and customized pieces.
1.CBC – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/wedding-ring-set-lost-in-halifax-snowstorm-reunited-with-owner-1.3047539
2.CBC – http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/wedding-ring-lost-in-the-atlantic-returned-to-mississauga-couple-1.3052278