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Have you lost jewelry in your House?

Started 1320598129.02 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1321141211.09 by kivah

I was away for two weeks nd before I left, I hid my gold jewelry in the place I know I usually put it. There were workmen in the bathroom.

When I came back home, waiting for me wasd a package - I had ordered a ring from another channel that was hideous. It was late at night and I just wanted to compare the stones to my good rings.

Well, I went to get my jewelry case and found my rings were not in the small ring box.

I completely tore the house apart looking, in the trash barrels outside, inside, all recycle boxes, closets, dressers. Emptied the vac canister out in the woods (ugh) Nothing.

The next day I could not bring myself to look for them. I was so heartbroken. Fiannly on day three, I found them. I had placed two other velvet boxes in a plastic bin in my closet, the one I keep summer items in there. There the rings were, including the missing earrings.

Of course I was thankful to find my jewelry! How could I have forgotten where I put them.

P.S. hi I am new here but I have been reading for a while so Hi to All!!!


"Sursum Corda"

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ennui1320598588.81319957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007

Welcome to the forums, moonstone dunes! I'm glad you found your jewelry. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

Beebo1320598975.0176959 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010

I have a friend who hides her jewelry and then forgets where she hid it. She once hid something in a paint can and later threw the paint can away. She didn't remember until it was too late.

Left QVC1320599138.887648 PostsRegistered 3/28/2011

Often!!! I also have some help. Often when DS travels out of the country for long trips we watch the grand kittens. Sad but true. We also have two small Shih Tzus. I have learned the hard way that the cats will knock it down and the dogs will steal and hide in the sofa cushions or a few other secret places if I leave things out. Senility also plays a part:-) I am all to familiar with getting a phone call and taking off my earrings and hanging up and forgetting they were there. I keep my jewelry simple as I am retired and don't feel the "need" to dress up just to run errands. I have also had pieces come off in store dressing rooms and any trip through TSA turf these days requires all heavy metal to be removed. Almost lost a bracelet flying out of BWI. Got it back thanks to an honest TSA worker.

Jen S1320599264.012091 PostsRegistered 5/24/2010WI

We bought a safe that is bolted into the cement in an area of our home. Anytime we go away, that's where it all goes. It is all photo'd and logged and that info kept elsewhere just in case someone is really adamant about going thru all that trouble. BUT - my grandparents, when alive, would store their money in the oven and freezer (don't know what the ratio was of what went where) - yup, it was forgotten, and burned up in the oven when making bread. So, at the very least.....never store it in the oven!!!! BTW, glad you found them - it's a horrible feeling to misplace something valuable!

moonstone ­dunes1320599576.9632325 PostsRegistered 11/6/2011

Hi Ladies! Thanks for the kind rplies!

I was thinking I need to get insurance on some of my things, becuase to replace them would be costly (if I could even replace some of the pieces compared with what I see in today's market.)

LOL My DH told me I had probably hidden everything in the rice and flour canisters!

(did not look there, would not put jewelry with food)


"Sursum Corda"

Bird mama1320600289.15310964 PostsRegistered 3/24/2009Michigan

My husband was the absolute best at hiding things and forgetting where he put them. It used to bug me until I started doing the same thing {#emotions_dlg.unsure}

~ bird ~

Brabls1320600370.314740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

If I am not home & there are workmen, my good jewelry goes to the safe deposit box.

csv3201320600623.766724 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007
On 11/6/2011 Jen S said:

We bought a safe that is bolted into the cement in an area of our home. Anytime we go away, that's where it all goes. It is all photo'd and logged and that info kept elsewhere just in case someone is really adamant about going thru all that trouble. BUT - my grandparents, when alive, would store their money in the oven and freezer (don't know what the ratio was of what went where) - yup, it was forgotten, and burned up in the oven when making bread. So, at the very least.....never store it in the oven!!!! BTW, glad you found them - it's a horrible feeling to misplace something valuable!

My elderly aunt hides wads of money in her paper towel tube WHILE it's on the holder - she has the one that hangs from under the cupboard and two metal round things click into the paper towel cardboard tube ends on each side. (not the one that sits on the counter and has a rod that holds the paper towels) She rolls the money up in a tube shape and puts a rubber band around it and stashes it that way.

blahblahva­mpemerblah1320601154.7676204 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Glad yours showed up!

I still haven't been able to find my mother's engagement ring. A stone had fallen out, and she was wearing another ring...but where is the ring, or the diamond? She was big on hiding things, and in her later years, dementia made things that much worse. Without our noticing, she gave away all but one of the family quilts, and unless the house is ripped apart, some items are gone forever.

Yeah, FINALLY!!!!! Run Trey, run!

ennui1320604019.28319957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 11/6/2011 Jen S said:

BUT - my grandparents, when alive, would store their money in the oven and freezer (don't know what the ratio was of what went where) -

I don't understand the oven, but I have heard about the freezer -- supposedly, if the house burns down, the items inside the 'big metal box' will be protected from the fire. It's like a safe without a lock. I can't remember where I heard that ...

mj198, the paper towel holder is an interesting idea, but risky if there are other people in the house who might throw it away.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

drizzellla1320605359.171553 PostsRegistered 7/16/2007
On 11/6/2011 ennui said:
On 11/6/2011 Jen S said:

BUT - my grandparents, when alive, would store their money in the oven and freezer (don't know what the ratio was of what went where) -

I don't understand the oven, but I have heard about the freezer -- supposedly, if the house burns down, the items inside the 'big metal box' will be protected from the fire. It's like a safe without a lock. I can't remember where I heard that ...

mj198, the paper towel holder is an interesting idea, but risky if there are other people in the house who might throw it away.

Sounds like Unsinkable Molly Brown. Wonder if that story was true.

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csv3201320605413.2776724 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007
On 11/6/2011 ennui said:
On 11/6/2011 Jen S said:

BUT - my grandparents, when alive, would store their money in the oven and freezer (don't know what the ratio was of what went where) -

I don't understand the oven, but I have heard about the freezer -- supposedly, if the house burns down, the items inside the 'big metal box' will be protected from the fire. It's like a safe without a lock. I can't remember where I heard that ...

mj198, the paper towel holder is an interesting idea, but risky if there are other people in the house who might throw it away.

ennui - or risky if she has a "senior moment" and out of habit throws the cardboard paper towel tube away! ps - she does live alone, but I personally would not chance it.

ennui1320618155.76319957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 11/6/2011 drizzellla said:

Sounds like Unsinkable Molly Brown. Wonder if that story was true.

I don't think so; in the days before reliable banks, yes, people hid their cash, but this was also when they used the stove for heat, so I don't think real people would be that stupid.

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." ~ Robert Brault

CookyJ1320619016.333373 PostsRegistered 7/18/2011

I haven't lost jewelry in my house, but my wedding ring has gone missing from my parent's house. When I was visiting, I removed my ring because my fingers were swollen and I was uncomfortable. I placed the ring on the dresser in my childhood bedroom. The next day it was gone. My father, who has dementia, sometimes "cleans up" and he has no memory of seeing or moving the ring. Fortunately the ring was not my "real" wedding ring....just my summertime Diamonique wedding ring that I wear when my fingers swell in the heat. But it was a valuable lesson learned...keep valuables away from Dad!

FastDogWal­ker21320619173.3071642 PostsRegistered 1/18/2007

I have done this too. It is so upsetting! Now, I tell my husband where I am putting things and I try to put them in the same place. Ugh!

Margo Chan­ning1320620763.50713451 PostsRegistered 11/29/2007

I am currently looking for a pair of white topaz earrings--they are 11 carats each and wrapped in yellow gold. I can't remember where I put them and it's KILLING ME!!!!

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Pepper221320621233.87311994 PostsRegistered 10/31/2007small town, Ohio
On 11/6/2011 Margo Channing said:

I am currently looking for a pair of white topaz earrings--they are 11 carats each and wrapped in yellow gold. I can't remember where I put them and it's KILLING ME!!!!


Margo, I can understand your dilemna. I've done this before and have tore my house apart looking for some piece of jewelry!! Not a good feeling at all. I hope you find them.

Vamp1320621285.80311866 PostsRegistered 3/9/2007

I couldn't find a Brighton necklace for about 2 years. Thankfully, it was only about $40 or so, but it was a fun piece that they no longer make. It finally turned up inside a travel jewelry roll; needless to say, I didn't use that thing very often.

I am terrible about hiding stuff and later not being able to find it. I used to do that with Christmas presents I bought early on and then totally forgetting I had purchased them or remembering but not being able to find them. Now I keep them all in my closet in their bags and everyone in the house knows that I'd better not find them snooping around in there!

ForestMaven1320621350.183698 PostsRegistered 5/14/2007

My solution is this: I hide the jewelry I care about most, then go to my Daytimer for the date we'll be back in town and write something like "J in pocket of red robe" very small, in pencil. If I didn't do this, I'd never find it, as I hide it in a different place each time we go out of town for more than a day.

ForestMaven1320621418.683698 PostsRegistered 5/14/2007
On 11/6/2011 Vamp said:

I couldn't find a Brighton necklace for about 2 years. Thankfully, it was only about $40 or so, but it was a fun piece that they no longer make. It finally turned up inside a travel jewelry roll; needless to say, I didn't use that thing very often.

I am terrible about hiding stuff and later not being able to find it. I used to do that with Christmas presents I bought early on and then totally forgetting I had purchased them or remembering but not being able to find them. Now I keep them all in my closet in their bags and everyone in the house knows that I'd better not find them snooping around in there!

When our kids were young, our solution was to store the Christmas gifts in the trunk of one of the cars. Worked well!

Montana1320621542.261632 PostsRegistered 7/1/2005

I can't find a gold omega necklace and pendant. I think I put it somewhere when I was packing for a trip this summer, but I just can't remember what I did with it. I know I didn't take it with me.

benzgirl1320623127.085810 PostsRegistered 12/23/2006Tennessee by way of the great state of NY

One time, and one time only, I actually lost jewelry in my house. But it was taken. I was young and naive and left a 14kt gold chain in a little box on my bedroom dresser. I had workers in the house putting down some bedroom carpeting. Several days later I noticed that the box was empty. I was such an idiot, but too trusting. I learned my lesson - - and know that will never happen to me again.

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csv3201320623334.256724 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007

A good place to hide jewelry when you go away is in your closet in a shoe. Hope there isn't a burglar reading this thread. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

lboone1320629591.161141 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007Winterville, GA

I am fortunate enough to have a large fire resistant safe that I can keep my jewelry in. I have a nice leather jewel case and that stays inside.

That being said, I once hid a pair of Diamonique earrings because I was too lazy to open the safe and put them in. These were the old ones, with heavy gold settings. That was 2 years ago. I found them quite accidentally about 6 months ago. They are in the jewel case now!

Lisa

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Pixie Jo1320629828.6933511 PostsRegistered 7/4/2009

At least your story had a happy ending... glad to hear that!

I lost my beautiful engagement ring many years ago. After looking in the three places that it might have been, I knew it was gone for good.

Pixie Jo

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