Just hours after Brian Austin Green popped the big question to Megan Fox on the beach in Hawaii, Megan lost the three-carat vintage platinum engagement ring in the sand! Believe it or not, this is a common occurrence. If this has happened to you, don’t panic! It’s not the end of the world, although it may appear that way at first.
Here’s some advice if you’re searching for lost jewelry:
- Search High and Low: First, don’t panic. Relax, take deep breaths and retrace your steps for that day. If you think it may be lost in your home, remember that rings can make their way into the smallest of crevices, including couch cushions, small pockets in clothing or purses.
- Confess: If you come up empty-handed, confess to your loved one. This is probably the most difficult part of the search, but the quicker you invite another person to aid in the search, the sooner you might find your jewelry.
- Shop for a New Ring: If your search proves to be unsuccessful, then it’s time to accept it and move on. Go hand-in-hand with your partner to shop for a new ring. Look at the bright side and get excited about choosing a new one. Turn the day into a celebration and plan a romantic dinner after you both decide on the perfect ring. Instead of dwelling on the loss, think of it as a new beginning and a new chapter of your life together.
- Prevention Is Key: The most common reason women lose their engagement rings is because of band size. Ensure your ring is the perfect size and does not slip off your finger easily. Be aware that over time your weight could fluctuate so make sure to get your ring resized accordingly. Insure your new piece of jewelry in case it gets lost again.
Actress, writer and improviser Brooke Lenzi is a performer on stage and screen in Los Angeles. She likes gifts that come in small packages.