For a list of the top 10 most common places engagement rings are lost, stolen, or just misplaced we reached out to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

Here is a list of the top 10 most common places in no particular order.

Public Restroom – a little soap will never hurt anything.  It is never a good idea to take your ring off and place it on the counter when washing your hands.  When applying soap, face your palms toward the ceiling and bend your fingers slightly, so if it were to slip it will stop at your knuckle.

Home – just can’t remember where you left it.  Pick one safe place in your home where you can always put your ring.

Work – if you find you take your ring off on certain days or just can’t do certain tasks while wearing it why not hang it around your neck on a nice chain?

Hotel – most rings are left on the night stand, dresser, or even in the room safe.  Hang a quick note on your door and you’ll always remember it on your way out.

At the beach – rings can always be cleaned.  No one likes seeing globs of suntan lotion or pieces of sand in their ring, but looking at that is much better than never seeing it again.

Down the drain – when washing dishes or your hands if you need to take off your ring place it far away from the sink.  Often times rings are left in a cup or ring stand very close to the sink and either can be knocked over easily.

Boating/Snorkeling – rings are lost when doing water sports because your finger shrinks from the cold water.  Whenever possible, leave your ring in a safe place at home or the hotel safe when on vacation.

Shoveling snow – whether wearing gloves or not your ring can easily slip off due to the cold weather.

Airports – every time you go in and out of your bag always check your finger to make sure your ring didn’t slip off.  We already talked about public restrooms!  Also, bringing a small bright colored ring box with you is a good idea.  Should you need to remove your ring when passing through security the box can easily be seen in the security bin.

Dog ate it – and we thought this was only for home work!

Average Dollar Amount of Claims

Accidental Loss (drain, beach, hotel) – $4,250

Crime (robbery, burglary)– $10,500

Damage (chipped stone, prong) – $1,500

Other (flood) – $7,500

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