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  1. Moff

    Moff Well-Known Member

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    If a ring is too big you can have a small flexible strip of gold put inside it to take up the space - my mother had one.
     
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    Just discovered they come in plastic as well - if you need one search Google for "ring downsizer" :)
     
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    When my Mum's Mum died my Mum inherited her wedding ring and wore it on the third finger of her right hand. When my Mum died I inherited it and wore it on the third finger of my right hand. A couple of years later I'd taken the ring off when preparing food and put it on the kitchen worktop. A tea-towel got put on top of it and when I picked that up the ring flew into the air and I just heard a 'ping' as it hit something, then vanished. The place was searched but the ring couldn't be found. I was distraught. I knew it must be there somewhere, but where?

    A relative bought me a ring-holder to keep in the kitchen ... at least I didn't lose any more rings.

    Several years later - in 1987 - we were re-fitting the kitchen and the floorboards were taken up to access pipes and wiring. I fetched a torch and shone it directly onto the missing ring! I was euphoric. That 'ping' must have been it hitting the gas pipe before it went through the gap in the floor where the pipe emerged. I put it immediately back onto the third finger of my right hand and it is still there. So thankful that I found it before we moved house ... I don't know how I would have been able to leave it behind?
     
  4. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Oh Sue. What a terrible feeling it must have been. So happy it found its way back to where it belongs.
    My Mum gifted her engagement ring to me before she left us. It’s much too big for me. She had her wedding ring made into the back of her engagement ring as it was very thin after nearly 70 years.Then had her mothers wedding ring remade for her. It came back from the jeweller rather a bit too big so I wear it on my middle finger, right hand with another of my rings keeping it there. I would just die if I lost it. It has filigree work holding up the diamond and still looks the way it did when my Dad gave it to her. She only wore it when she left the house and kept it in a little silver filigree ring box of her grandmothers. I have that too.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    I asked the jeweller about that but he recommended that you don’t do it. Sometimes the clip melds into the original ring particularly if the ring is 18 carat.
     
  6. Moff

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    Try a plastic one?
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    The gold is too soft apparently.
     
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    Sandiep Successfully Supports Searches!

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    I did have a gold one on my engagement ring when I lost weight had to take it off now!! but my ring was only 9ct.
    when my mum died I was given her engagement ring but it stayed in a box as my hands were bigger than hers dad kept her wedding ring and that was passed to me when he died……...when my eldest daughter married she asked if she could marry using her nans rings and her fiancé had them altered to fit I found that gave me a lot of pleasure as mum and dad had a good marriage and to see the rings loved and giving happiness to another couple was so fitting.
     
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    Yes, it was horrible when the ring was missing and I felt so guilty that I had let it disappear! That's lovely that you wear your mother's ring - it sounds like a beautiful ring. I expect, like me, you also find that it's a constant reminder of happy memories.
     
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    Findem The Fearless One

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    When my in-laws were living with us for a while my wedding ring and keeper ring went missing. I was working at the time on the factory floor of the Steelworks as an inspector of very hot and moving steel, it was too dangerous to wear rings in case they snagged on the steel. I kept the two ring in a small ash tray on the mantelpiece, my mother in law had bad eyesight at the time due to cataracts. One weekend when I went to put them on they were missing, we did a house search but no success, we reckon mother in law doing some housework emptied the ash tray and the early in the week garbage collection took them away. She also managed to throw a way a small glass phial containing some gold specks that we had panned for in river. :mad:
     
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    A not so happy son-in-law......:eek:
     
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    Seems like every Thomasina, Dickensia and Harriet has taken up knitting during the lockdown. Not a ball of wool worth it’s salt to be found in the shop. Even online places have sold out of all the good stuff. Even the wool spinners in Oz are short of it. So my name is on the phone list for when the container containing wool comes in from India. Heavens above, there are perfectly good sheep over on the hill. I might just go and help myself. All these sheep and we import the finished product from India. That really makes no sense.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Like exporting our fresh food to be filetted in china & returned to pack in Australia? Along with any other rather silly ideas-or so they claim.
     
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    :eek::eek:
     
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    As a footnote some years later we had a wedding ring made for me by a friend who was a hobby jeweler, it was made up of a portion of my wife's wedding ring and some old chains she no longer wanted, to be big spenders I had a quarter carat diamond set in it.

    We had the ring made when my wife was advised by our doctor to have her quite wide wedding ring thinned down, June was getting something like Dermatitis on the ring finger, the doctor considered liquid containing detergent was being trapped under the ring as the problem, he was right.
     
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    'Tis why I don't wear any of my rings around the house. Best to keep everything dry under there and now they just annoy me if I wear them all the time.
     
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    I've never taken my wedding ring off. Nearly did once, when I was going to have an operation. Got it to the end of my finger but the nurse told me to leave it on and they'd tape it. It will have been on for 38 years in a few weeks :)
     
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    My wedding ring was made for me from my great grandmother's wedding ring. She had much larger hands than me (mine are just where the ends of my arms have frayed... :confused:) and so I have a lump of gold left over. :D

    Took it off for the first time in 27 years on the day that I started divorce proceedings... :rolleyes:
     
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