How to find a lost ring

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Diamond ring being polished with blue cloth

Losing a ring can be distressing. Whether it’s an engagement, wedding, eternity or other kind of ring, you’ll likely feel a sense of dread and panic once you’ve realised it’s not on your finger and you’re not sure where it could have got to. This is why it’s so important to insure your jewellery in case it goes missing while you’re at home or out and about. Not only can rings be expensive pieces of jewellery, but they also have incredible sentimental value. With this in mind, how can you find a ring, or a diamond that’s come loose, in your home?

How to find a lost diamond ring in your house

If you’ve lost a ring, the chances are it could be almost anywhere. For instance, you may have been to the supermarket, taken a drive in the car or had lunch with your friends. This is why it’s so important to try and narrow down where you’re most likely to have lost it. Perhaps you remember seeing it on your finger when you came home and it’s been lost between now and then. In this instance, you’ll know that the ring is somewhere in your house, which makes the task of finding it slightly easier.

If you’ve established that the ring is at home, how do you go about finding it?

First, you should think about where you’ve been in your home. Perhaps you haven’t been upstairs since you lost it, in which case this may narrow down your search to just a few rooms, or if you’ve done the washing up, there’s a chance it may have disappeared down the plug hole. Once you’ve determined the rooms or places it could be, you should go around each one and search carefully. Try to avoid moving everything around as this could make the search harder. Instead, start in one corner and work around the room, checking under sofas and behind kettles to see if it’s hiding. You should also check in unusual places, such as:

  • Inside the vacuum cleaner
  • Clothes’ pockets or handbags
  • The side of the bathtub
  • Inside the washing machine or the tumble dryer filter
  • Underneath the sofa cushions.

The best way to find a diamond ring is with a torch - the light reflects off the item making it much easier to spot. You can try this in the daytime, however, it may be of more benefit to wait until night-time. Turn all the lights off in your home and go around each room with a torch, shining it on the floor and under furniture.

The more hands and eyes, the better, so rope in some friends or family members to help you look too.

If you’re still unable to find the ring, you should contact your insurance provider so you can claim on your home insurance.