Sad post - sorry.
I've lost the stone from my engagement ring, and am distraught about it. We chose the ring together, in Thailand, in 1993. And I've worn it ever since. Stupid me. Having got the authenticity checked way back then (because we were worried after I fell in love with it that we'd been duped - we hadn't), I never got it checked for a loose stone. I just didn't want it off my finger for a moment. I know some people take them off, but I couldn't bear to.
Well, I'm so miserable. We're all hunting, but the chances of finding it are slim. Chances are it's on the road somewhere. That's even worse. I'd kind of be happier knowing somebody might find it and it would make somebody else happy. But just lying somewhere lost, that breaks my heart. It's not the money, it's the sentimental value I have wrapped up in it.
Going to go and have a sob.