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May Birthday Giveaway: jewelry from Dave Sheely Designs

Dave Sheely Designs!

What’s going on here? My site started ten years ago this month and to celebrate I’m giving away something each weekday. Because I like you.

Today I’ve got two pairs of earrings and one hilarious ring from Dave Sheely Designs for one lucky person. Dave knows his resins and uses only the highest quality in his jewelry, they don’t discolor over time, don’t shatter, and are scratch resistant (which means a bright orange ring I have of his has stayed as lovely and shiny as the day Scott gifted it to me!). Each of his pieces is hand colored and polished, and since Dave is a friend I can tell you a whole lot of care goes into each one. His designs combine bright colors and a sense of humor and often incorporate beach glass or tiny objects meticulously placed, take a look at his Floating Red Gemstone, or the Crystal Esther Ring to see some of my favorites. Today I’ve got two pairs of textured earrings, one set of orange discs and one set of teal shapes (these earrings are super lightweight, I’ve held some), and one “Ring Finger Ring” (size 9) which is made to flip and point on it’s own. Oh gosh that is so weird, I want one.

If you’d like to win this fabulous set of jewelry from Dave Sheely Designs please leave a comment with this post and, if you’d like something to talk about, answer this question: Have you ever lost a favorite piece of jewelry? I have, in high school I had a favorite chunky silver ring that held a particular sort of teenage symbolism for me. I lost it in the dressing room of a TJ Maxx while trying on prom dresses. I was heartbroken. Ever since then I tend to obsessively check to make sure my jewelry is in place (and it’s also one big reason I didn’t want a real diamond in my engagement/wedding ring). Ok, you’ve got until Wednesday, May 25th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies, good luck! Closed, thanks so much for entering!

· comments [238] · 05-24-2011 · categories:shopping ·

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  • 1 Kristin M. // May 24, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Happy bloggy birthday! You must like us a lot to do all these wonderful giveaways. :)

    I have lost a favorite piece of jewelry! It was a simple, but beautiful gold bracelet I had since childhood. It came unclasped in a public restroom, and it was lost forever. Now, I’m very paranoid about my jewelry, too!

  • 2 Katie // May 24, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I, too, lost one of my favorite rings in a dressing room. I was just trying on jeans but for some reason I took it off. It wasn’t a big loss (just a piece of wire that I had threaded beads onto) but I was so upset about it!

  • 3 Alison // May 24, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I probably did when I was young, but in retrospect, it wasn’t important. I’m very careful now!

  • 4 Cristina // May 24, 2011 at 3:13 am

    When I was a kid, I was given an opal ring. This was the first ring I has ever owned and I was so excited to wear it that I put it on and went out on my bike. Somehow, along my street, it must have come off of my finger, because I came home without it. :-(

  • 5 Erin // May 24, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I have had some close calls. My best friend gave me diamond stud earrings as a thank you gift for being her maid of honor. I wore them non-stop until one day I realized one was missing. I was so upset!

    I checked the house and my desk at work and just couldn’t find it. Then, a few days after, I was cleaning the shower and found it on the floor. It had sat there waiting for me!

    - Love the orange colored products :)

  • 6 Holly // May 24, 2011 at 3:53 am

    About 3 weeks after receiving my senior class ring, my bf and I had a huge fight in the school parking lot. There was yelling, name calling, and at the end I threw my barely 2 week old ring at him and stormed off. After I chilled out in my car fr a few minutes I went back to get it. It was never seen again :(

  • 7 Lou // May 24, 2011 at 4:11 am

    I lost a friendship bracelet on a road trip somewhere between anchorage and fairbanks in third grade. I still look for it when I’m making that drive if I make a stop.

  • 8 Christa // May 24, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Just a few weeks ago! I lost a turquoise earring a friend gave me at my high school graduation! I am planning to turn the remaining earring into a pendant…but I am still sad!

  • 9 Sheri // May 24, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I lost a gold/diamond ring my mother gave me when we had just moved to the States. She had it when she was younger and was passing it down to me. I still feel horrible for losing it.

  • 10 Mikki // May 24, 2011 at 4:35 am

    those are so fun! I have lost a piece of jewelry :( I was on holiday with my parents and I swear that I put my sapphire and diamond ring into the safe in the apartment. However I think I must have dropped it on the floor somewhere in the apartment. it’s definitely where I had it last. I asked the cleaning lady if she had seen it but she said she knew nothing about it. I’m not sure but you never know. It was sad as it was my mothers eternity band she had given to me because I loved it so much. :(

  • 11 Michelle // May 24, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I lose one of my opal earrings at least once a year, and then I always find it in a weird place. Once in my tee-shirt drawer of my dresser, once under the bed, once in a closet. I think I have both of them right now…

  • 12 Lacey // May 24, 2011 at 4:46 am

    My story isn’t very good, so I’m sharing my mothers.

    My aunt was getting rid of some costume jewelry and had given a bunch to my mom. She discovered an interesting rose gold ring that she thought was fake but cute, and put it into her regular rotation.

    My grandmother spotted her wearing it and, lo and behold, it was her sisters engagement ring! Mom tried to give it to my grandmother but she insisted that she keep it. It became one of my moms favorite pieces.

    Then one day, while gardening, she took off all her rings… And the dog ate them! Unbelievable. She spent several days hopefully checking the backyard but they were destroyed…

  • 13 melanie // May 24, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I’ve got a pirate necklace that has a ton of sentimental value attached to it. I lost it for months and was heartbroken. My, now husband, decided to rampage my car one day in search, even though I was sure I left it at the ice rink. He found it under one of the seats!

  • 14 Martha // May 24, 2011 at 4:48 am

    I can’t think of a favorite piece of jewelry that I have lost, but I still think fondly of a tiger eye ring I had as a teenager that broke. I loved that ring! This jewelry is really cool, I haven’ seen resin jewelry like that before.

  • 15 Tina // May 24, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever lost jewelry, but I’d love to own these earrings from Dave Sheely!!

  • 16 Tara // May 24, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I recently “misplaced” a string of my grandmother’s pearls….thankfully, I found them after a few months. That was upsetting, though!

  • 17 Chantel // May 24, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I have a fetish for clothes and shoes and jewelry,doesnt all women? I don’t need these, but I want them(which seems to be my shopping motto)

  • 18 Heather in Ohio // May 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

    I got some lovely pearl earrings for my birthday a few years ago. I don’t wear them too often, but I do remember thinking I lost them because I swore I had set them on the coffee table one night. After much panicking, I found them. In their box. Turns out I had actually put them away so I wouldn’t lose them, ha ha.

  • 19 Ruth Ann // May 24, 2011 at 5:01 am

    I had my watch stolen out of my gym locker in junior high. I was pretty upset about that. Never did get it back.

  • 20 Katrina // May 24, 2011 at 5:02 am

    In the early days of our marriage, my husband bought me a pair of small gold ball earrings. They are my everyday earrings. The ones I wear when I’m camping and don’t want to have to worry about other jewelry. Or when I was a mostly stay at home mom and just didn’t worry too much about jewelry. Anyway, last year when we were camping, I lost one. 16 years and I lost it. I was devastated. For Christmas this past year, my husband took the one I still had to a jeweler and they matched it, so now I have my pair back again.

  • 21 Gweneth // May 24, 2011 at 5:10 am

    My dad gave me a silver friendship ring when I was a kid and I went swimming and promptly lost it. I felt horrible and he eventually bought me another and I lost that one as well. I don’t even see those rings anymore.

  • 22 Mary B. B. // May 24, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Lost a sweet silver with turquoise ring my Mom gave me when she returned from a trip to Tucson. I lost it waterskiing in Indiana. I was very sad about that. Also lost my wedding ring after I had it resized…to fit “better?” Geez.

  • 23 Kate // May 24, 2011 at 5:22 am

    I once almost lost my engagement ring. It needed to be resized, and it fell off on an airplane. Fortunately, the whole row went to work to help me recover it!

  • 24 Natalie // May 24, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Someone broke into our house while we were getting ice cream…took a cocktail ring that my mom gave me and some other costume-y pieces. Insured but not the same to have the cash equivalent, you know?

  • 25 Kerry // May 24, 2011 at 5:31 am

    For about a year, I had lost this very simple silver necklace I got when I was 14. It has 8 or 10 silver balls in varying sizes hanging down in the front and I loved it. I was so sad when I lost it. Then, I went on a trip with some girlfriends and I found it buried in the bottom corner of a travel toiletry case I hadn’t used in a long time! I still wear it all the time now.

  • 26 Lindsay // May 24, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Last week I was wearing this excellent pair of guitar pick earrings made by a friend. One says “she’s” and the other says “off” in old-schoolish typewriter font. While I was walking my dog, the one that says “off” fell, well, “off” of the hook. I guess the implied message of the earrings is still the same even if I’m only wearing one, but I preferred the more explicit signage of having both of them on!

  • 27 Kristi // May 24, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Sigh. I lost my wedding band. Word of advice: do not wear your rings in cold water. I was tubing down a river and my ring just slipped right off – I watched it sink into the water and tried to grab it, but it was gone in a flash. I was (am) heartbroken. I bought a cheapo look-alike, but haven’t been able to afford to buy a real one. Some day, I hope.

  • 28 ~Heather // May 24, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Somewhere in North Dakota one of my favorite moonstone earrings (that my hubby bought for me) is settling under years of soil building. (I still have the mate at home.)

  • 29 Jennifer // May 24, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I had a necklace that looked like a “j” and had a beautiful pearl. My mom had it made for me by her fav jewelry designer. That necklace is nowhere to be found. I haven’t given up hope that it may one day turn up, though!

  • 30 Meg // May 24, 2011 at 5:43 am

    I am constantly losing favorite earrings. That is why I never buy nice jewelry. The only piece of nice jewelry I currently want is a pretty ring, to go with my almost-engagement. The ring will not ever leave my finger (or almost never) so I think I can handle keeping tabs on it.

  • 31 tami // May 24, 2011 at 5:44 am

    omg yes – i lost one earring of my favorite pair while rollerskating a few years ago. i bought them at eastern market in dc from a couple of ethiopian guys. im pretty sure they were made in ethiopia – so not easily replaced. i still have the one earring. i figure that i might ask somebody on etsy to make a copy of the earring to restore the pair.

  • 32 Holly C // May 24, 2011 at 5:50 am

    i lost the necklace my ex gave me, which had his father’s anniversary diamonds in it… i felt so bad!

  • 33 ladywild // May 24, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I lost my engagement ring. It was gone for about 2 months when I found it wedged in my camera bag between two pieces of foam held in with velcro. I was days away from turning it into the insurance and so so happy. To all of you that have lost jewelry, I hope you find it one day. My mom found the diamond (just the diamond, the diamond have fallen out of the ring) outside, in grass, 9 months after it was lost, so there is hope.

  • 34 Mia // May 24, 2011 at 5:59 am

    Actually, I lost two! 2 silver bracelets, one was a gift for my 20th birthday/graduation and the other had a bunch of charms – both given to me by my mother who passed away in 2001. They are the only jewelry I have ever lost to this date, and it grieves me that they are gone…

  • 35 Dana // May 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

    I had a beautiful pair of gold knot studs that I wore for years then one suddenly disappeared. I still miss them.

  • 36 J Strizzy // May 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

    When I was 13, I lost a really nice ring my parents gave me as a bat mitzvah gift – the same day they gave it to me. I hadn’t had time to become attached to the ring itself, but I felt terrible that I’d lost it right away.

    And sometime in the past year I lost one earring of a pair I bought when I was traveling Europe by myself. Every time I wore those earrings I thought back fondly on my trip, and now I just get to see that one earring in the drawer by itself…

  • 37 Margaret // May 24, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Those earings are fantastic! I’ve lost many pieces of jewlery over the years. Thankfully most of it costume…it doesn’t lessen the sting though.

  • 38 pawdua // May 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I lost my first wedding ring, due to massive weight loss. I lost a handmade puzzle ring in high school and bought my brothers, which I lost 12 years later. My track record stinks. For my 25 th anniversary I gave up wedding rings.

  • 39 Tina-Marie Venus // May 24, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Yes, I lose earrings all the time. I’ve learned to not wear expensive jewelry!

  • 40 Leah F // May 24, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I lost on of the earrings my mom gave me for graduation, probably on the bus. I was devastated.

    (Huge Dave Sheely fan – I have one of the tiki head necklaces and I get constant compliments when I wear it.)

  • 41 Abby // May 24, 2011 at 6:09 am

    My husband bought me a diamond necklace for the first year that we were dating, which, I lost :( He later replaced it with a smaller one which was kind and unnecessary.

  • 42 Dusie // May 24, 2011 at 6:11 am

    I lost a ring once, after only about 2 or 3 days. It was the coolest ring and despite years of looking, I’ve never found another one like it :(

  • 43 kayceebeebee // May 24, 2011 at 6:13 am

    About 5 years ago, I was jumping off a pontoon boat to go swimming and one of my favorite pearl earrings went missing. Never to be seen again.

    And just last November I wore a pair of earrings, which my husband and sons had custom designed in the shape of hummingbirds, and one of them fell out. I looked all over from wherever I went that day and felt very bad about losing it. I found it a couple of weeks later in my dresser drawer where my hair brush is stored. I was very happy.

  • 44 Laura // May 24, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I lost my favorite pair of earring studs about 5 years ago. I sill miss those things dearly! I’d had them for almost 15 years. They were little silver flowers that went with everything. Never have found the right replacement for them :(

  • 45 Angie // May 24, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I lost my favorite necklace at my ex boyfriend’s wedding. Double ouch.

  • 46 MELissa E // May 24, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I lost a favorite gold earring about 2 years ago while out on a date with my husband. How do you know it was a favorite? I still have the other one, who knows, maybe I’ll find it!

  • 47 Anna // May 24, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I have lost a beautiful necklace with an elepnant pedant. we wemt on a roadtrip and it slipped off ny neck. I miss it greatly!

  • 48 Leslie // May 24, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I can remember every piece of jewelry that has gone missing from my life. (I love jewelry and absolutely hate losing anything.) Two standouts include an onyx pendant that was cut so it produced a cats eye effect and a hand worked silver ring with a wavy/ floral texture. I still miss these pieces!

  • 49 Kelly // May 24, 2011 at 6:51 am

    I have lost multiple earrings by taking them off and sticking them in a purse pocket. They always seem to disappear after that. I can never bring myself to throw away the one that is left so I have a lot of mismatched lonely earrings!

  • 50 Kathleen // May 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I actually have a similar story! I lost a silver and turquoise ring in high school while shopping with my mom, aunt and sisters. I was heartbroken as well :(

  • 51 Lauren // May 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

    i’ve lost so many earings! the nice thing is, i usually only lose one, so i have the other to remember the pair by.

  • 52 Ariadne // May 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I lost my wedding ring for 5 minutes in a pizza shop. It sounds stupid now, but I was beside myself for those 5 minutes.

  • 53 Jennifer // May 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I’m always losing one half of a pair of earrings-the most recent to disappear was a set of dangling bikes that my friend bought for me in Portland, OR. When I came home at the end of the day, I only had one. I still get sad seeing only one hang from my earring holder.

  • 54 jennybookworm // May 24, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I need to branch out and wear more colour – this would help! I don’t have any big jewelery loss but my daughter recently lost a necklace in a pool during a swimming lesson and was devastated as it was a gift from her grandmother and she had been told NOT to wear it but forgot. Luckily for her it turned up in the pool filter and was waiting for her in the lost and found box when she went for her lesson the next week! Lucky kid!

  • 55 Brandi // May 24, 2011 at 6:56 am

    I lost a pair of diamond studs that I got for my 16th from my grandma. Would love to have them back.

  • 56 Katie S // May 24, 2011 at 6:57 am

    I lost ONE starfish earring that had been a gift for being the maid of honor in my best friend’s wedding. About a year and a half later, I pulled out my dryer for something and found it in the lint!

  • 57 Jen // May 24, 2011 at 6:57 am

    One of the perks of not wearing any jewelry is that you don’t lose any jewelry. …And then I just got my ears pierced (as an adult!) two weeks ago. Let the losing begin!

  • 58 Jennifer // May 24, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Its happened to me twice. I lost one earring of set that my aunt bought for me in Ireland. Not replacing that. The second one I lost was one that my grandmother gave me for graduating college.

  • 59 Tambryn // May 24, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I thought I lost my great grandmother’s engagement ring that has been passed down. I was on a cruise and took it with my for a fancy dinner. I stored it away in a safe place that I didn’t think to check for 2 years! Now, it has one travel location only!

  • 60 shokufeh // May 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I recently lost a pearl stud that I’ve been wearing for years :( That’s what I get for trying to put in an earring while walking down outside stairs.

  • 61 Jen // May 24, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I had a ring in high school that I wore every day. I don’t think it was worth much but it was to me. I was devistated. I never found it.

  • 62 Lorange // May 24, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I lost my favorite ring from childhood during a move from the city to the country. It had a little purple stone and my aunt had found it on the beach and given it to me after I got stung by a wasp. I had to have been about four when that happened. I lost the ring years later.

  • 63 adrienne // May 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I lost one of my grandma’s costume jewelry rings about 2 years ago…looked everywhere for it! I literally found it last week conveniently in the folds of the couch (where I looked 15 times already!).

  • 64 Megan // May 24, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I don’t wear jewelry often, so when I do, I keep pretty close account of where it is. I would love to win one of these pieces. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 65 Heather // May 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

    i lost a favorite earring on my birthday, It was a french wire..since then I always use those little rubber back things so they can’t slip out.

  • 66 sara // May 24, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I have had two extremely close calls with very sentimental jewelry. The first was a beautiful turquoise embellished ring that I had picked up in a market in Cortona, Italy. I left it in a restaurant bathroom after washing my hands and didn’t realize it until I had left. I raced back as soon as I discovered it missing (which was one of the biggest heart-sinking feelings) and to my luck, even though they were closed down, someone was still there and safe-guarding it for me. Phew!

    I also almost lost a pair of beautiful earrings my grandmother had given me…but fortunately these also turned up after several months “missing.”

  • 67 Kathy // May 24, 2011 at 7:24 am

    A sapphire necklace that was a gift from a friend. I was heartbroken.

  • 68 amy // May 24, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I really don’t like to do housework. At all. When I first moved into my own place, I lost one of my mom’s earrings in there and was really upset. I called and told her and she asked me if I checked the vacuum cleaner bag. I was flipping out at the time and yelled…how would it have even gotten in there??!! After a couple of seconds we were both laughing our heads off over that.

  • 69 Erin // May 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I am constantly losing one earring only to be reunited months later. I have a jewely box full of single earrings waiting for their pairs to be found. That jewelry is awesome and looks like they would be hard to misplace!

  • 70 Allison Sch. // May 24, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I’ve lost an earring stud from my great-grandmother when I was working a thai street food cart, but luckily a customer helped me look and found it for me.

  • 71 Sheila // May 24, 2011 at 7:31 am

    My husband bought me a necklace with a coral pendant for our anniversary last year. We were on vacation in Oregon at the time, and somehow it never made it home. It must still be at the beach house. I only got to wear it once!

  • 72 Lindsay // May 24, 2011 at 7:33 am

    I often lose one earring and am left with lonely unmatched pairs that remind me how much I miss the ones I’ve lost.

  • 73 abi // May 24, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Oh, I’ve lost so many treasured pieces of jewelry – my mother’s star sapphire earrings disappeared in a move 8 years ago (I still have the matching necklace). Worst was when I left my engagement ring and wedding band in our hotel room when we went to the beach, and never saw them again. Sigh.

  • 74 Melinda // May 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

    The last piece of jewelry I lost was a ring i’d purchased while on vacation in Ireland. The worst thing was that i suspect i lost it while throwing out the trash and didn’t realize it had been gone until after garbage day had passed. Such a bummer! Thanks for the may long giveaway!!!

  • 75 emily // May 24, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have a habit of somehow losing a single earring while wearing it, which is horrible because I buy earrings as my mementos of vacations/trips so then I’m doubly-sad. I want to make a necklace of all my lonely earrings; karma says that as soon as I wear it once or twice, I’ll lose it as well!

  • 76 herschel // May 24, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I lost a garnet ring my parents got for me for my 16th birthday. I wore it every day in high school, and one day when I was a senior — POOF! Gone. No idea what happened to it.

  • 77 Lisa // May 24, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I recently lost one earring from a pair of lovely sterling silver circles, but the local artist was kind enough to create a single earring for me free of charge! That’s why I love shopping local.

  • 78 Jennie // May 24, 2011 at 7:55 am

    uhg – I lost my favorite bracelet – one that my parents gave me for graduation. that was SO painful not to find that one.

  • 79 Jillyj // May 24, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I _almost_ lost one antique earring that my boyfriend (now husband) bought for me on vacation. I was devastated until I found it caught between my curly hair and my scarf at a meeting with my college advisor. Phew.
    And, yes, I was the same way about not wanting a diamond on my finger!

  • 80 cora // May 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve actually lost two important pieces of jewelry. The first was an amethyst ring my grandmother gave to me when i was very young. I loved it so much and felt so special with it on that I wore it everywhere. Even when I shouldn’t be wearing it, like one fateful day when I wore it playing volleyball at a BBQ. I didn’t notice until later, and I never told her because I was so ashamed.

    The second piece was a white gold bracelet I received as a graduation present. It formed a half spiral around my wrist, which meant that it could slip off easily while doing things like taking off a jacket, but I was careful. I wore it every day for years and years. I even got it back after a “close call” in which I came home one night to find it missing from my wrist, only to discover the next day that someone had mysteriously hung it on the outside doorknob to my apartment? I never got a full explanation for that. Earlier this year, after holding onto it for an entire decade, I lost it. I don’t know how, but by the time I got home from work it just wasn’t on my wrist anymore.

    I feel incredibly guilty and remorseful, and given my terrible track record with holding onto jewelry (it doesn’t help that I have very slender fingers and wrists that are too small for most jewelry anyway). I refuse to buy anything nice and have informed my fiance that I do not ever need or want needlessly expensive jewelry. My engagement ring? It’s an opal with very tiny diamonds around it. I guard it with my life, and as soon as I come home every day I place it in a designated box for safekeeping. If I lost that ring I would never forgive myself.

  • 81 Patsy // May 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I lost a necklace that I got when I was 16 about 8 years ago. When I was cleaning out to move I found it in the bottom of a very old purse that was being sent to the goodwill. I am so glad I checked the pockets first!

  • 82 wendy // May 24, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I lost an emerald ring I got for my college graduation. No idea how or when. It was a looooong time ago and I still mourn that ring!!

  • 83 Jillian // May 24, 2011 at 8:06 am

    My boyfriend bought me these amazing twisted metal earrings from a seasonal craft fair and I wore them almost every day only to wake up one morning and find I only had ONE in my jewelry stash. We searched the entire house and finally resigned ourselves with the claim that “surely it will turn up.” I kept the lonely survivor just in case through TWO moves and that hopeful claim has yet to come true!

  • 84 karin // May 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I lost my grandfather’s Masonic ring when I was sledding in college. I’ve always regretted losing it.

  • 85 Kiki // May 24, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I lost one half of a pair of earrings that I bought from an artist colony in England. They were my favorites for YEARS. Thankfully I still have one of them, so maybe I’ll turn it into a pendant.

  • 86 Alicia // May 24, 2011 at 8:16 am

    I lost one a diamond earring sitting in a class in college. It was the first pair of diamond earrings I had ever gotten and I lost one. I remember hearing the tiny little *chink* sound when something hit the floor and it had to be my earring. I was very sad about that. :-(

  • 87 Courtney // May 24, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I lost the diamond setting (prongs, diamond and all) off of my engagement ring at our town’s annual fall fair. You can read the full story here: http://aisforbeautiful.blogspot.com/2011/01/diamonds-may-be-forever-but.html

  • 88 Katie // May 24, 2011 at 8:21 am

    I am terrible with jewelry. Once I bought some pretty earrings from a street vendor in NYC. I lost one THAT SAME DAY. I long ago lost the pearl earrings that I was given as a graduation gift….

    I have managed to keep small metal pendant of St Michel and Mont Saint Michel that I bought in a church in Normandy when I was 16. I am not particularly religious and the pendant couldn’t have been more than 3 dollars..but I am little afraid every time I wear it now that I will lose it. It was my first big trip to anywhere and that piece still reminds me of that every time I look at it.

    Also PS I love the earrings and I love that you love us enough to give them away.

  • 89 Janna // May 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I always seem to lose earrings, I have at least 6 singles in my jewelry box at the moment. I should learn to love the asymmetrical look.

  • 90 Steffy // May 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    My mom had this necklace with little blue and white dutch shoes as the charm. When I moved out of our first rental home and into the second, I lost it somewhere along the way. I was so sad that it went missing.

  • 91 kristin // May 24, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I lost an earring on one of my daily walks. Amazingly, I found it a week later on the same path. I had been frantically searching for it the whole time, and just when I decided to give up, I glanced down and there it was! Whew! Now I always double check that my earrings are secure before leaving the house.

  • 92 Isabel // May 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Right now I can’t find my watch!! It’s driving me crazy. Oy!

  • 93 Layla // May 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I lost an heirloom necklace and every time I think about it, it makes me cringe.

  • 94 anna // May 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    in elementary school i “borrowed” my mother’s jade cross necklace . i set in on my lunch tray during lunch and forgot about it until about a moment after i tossed my scraps in the large nasty garbage bin. i was not able to recover it :(

    thus a very valuable lesson about not taking without asking and not setting things on lunch trays…

  • 95 Keri // May 24, 2011 at 8:31 am

    In 3rd grade I had this necklace that I loved. It was a horse charm on a black ribbon, and I wore it to school for the first time on picture day. It seems I lost it in the afternoon while playing around the gym, because it is seen in the class photos from that morning. I still miss that necklace.

  • 96 judyktw // May 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I lost my high school class ring in the 80s–not my favorite piece, but a keeper piece to have forever….and I say lost, only to find out that my a**hole beau at the time flushed it down the toilet in a moment of ignorance..!

  • 97 Sara Stone // May 24, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I’ve lost two earrings from two separate pairs of earrings this year. So frustrating! My grandmother lost an uninsured $10K ring this year. After tearing the house apart, notifying the police, and placing an ad in the paper, she found it in the pocket of the leisure suit she wore to bridge the day she lost it.

  • 98 Ellen Q // May 24, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I’m constantly losing things, but I don’t have a funny story. However, my best friend lost her engagement ring two days after getting it. She hung it on a Christmas tree branch to take a picture of it and when she reached to take it off, she flipped it into the tree. She and her fiancée had taken every ornament and light off the tree and had gotten out a hacksaw to start removing branches when they found it!

  • 99 Elise // May 24, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I’ve lost a gold band ring somewhere in moving between cities in the past two years. Hopefully it will turn up someday once I organize my jewelry and have it all in one place.

  • 100 Linda // May 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I lost a ring that was a gift–I’ve never found another like it, and now I do tend to check to see if my jewelry is still in place.

  • 101 Manders // May 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

    A friend of mine gave me an amazing ring for Christmas about five or six years ago–it involved a ladybug–and I have no idea where it is. :(

  • 102 Alison // May 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Really interesting jewelry! I used to have an alligator ring from a mall vending machine (one of those plastic ball containers for toys). I think I saw it fairly recently, but seem to have lost it again since then. I may have been imagining the recent sighting.

  • 103 Mandy // May 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

    i have lost a piece of favorite jewelry. A pair of earrings. Of course i only lost one. I still have the other tucked away in hopes that twelve years later the other earring may mysteriously show up in a pile of laundry.

  • 104 Kaitlyn M. // May 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

    I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, just earings! From time to time, of course, I loose one :(

  • 105 Christina DV // May 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I haven’t actually lost any jewelry (yet), but my mom did lose several loose diamonds that had been handed down over the years and I was looking forward to creating something with them. (Nothing like throwing mom under the bus.) I am sure we will find them one day.

  • 106 Amanda // May 24, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Dave Sheely’s Designs look so much fun! What a neat gift!

  • 107 Holly B. // May 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

    i am terrible at keeping up with jewelry. there are so many sentimental pieces i have misplaced. to name them all would send me into a deep depression, LOL! the most recent was my engagement ring!!!!!!!!!!! never found it but got an even more awesome one the second time around. :)

  • 108 Sara P. // May 24, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Until recently I had never lost any jewelry! I just lost my Lauren Wolf Sea Urchin necklace. I have looked EVERYWHERE and can not find it. I still feel sick about it….

  • 109 Rachel // May 24, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I lost one earring of a pair from Tiffany’s. My only major jewelry splurge! Totally bummed.

  • 110 Joanna // May 24, 2011 at 9:41 am

    In high school, one of my friends made me a bracelet from hemp twine and alphabet beads that spelled out “I’m special” and I loved it for how ridiculous it was. I was in a bathroom and it fell off … into the toilet. And of course it had to flush automatically before I even had a chance to decide whether to fish it out.

  • 111 Louise // May 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I never lost earrings until I moved to a cold climate where I needed to wear hats and scarves… suddenly, earring were randomly disappearing from my ears :( Now, I just eschew earrings during winter – I can’t lost any more favourites!

  • 112 Mitra // May 24, 2011 at 9:55 am

    The finger ring is hilarious! I hope I win and I promise not to lose it :)

  • 113 sue // May 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I lost a gold bangle that was one from a set of 3… luckily I still have the other 2. I’ve worn them ever since I was 12 and never take them off (and I’m 40 now!)

  • 114 Christina // May 24, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Oh I love those pieces. The worst is losing one earring of a pair you love. That’s happened to me far too many times.

  • 115 tallin // May 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I don’t even know where to begin on how many pieces of jewelry I’ve lost! Lots of cheap-o earrings and necklaces..but the one that haunts me the most is a simple gold ring (probably 18K!) with a bowtie given to me by my grandparents. I don’t really know what happened to it. I was wearing it one day when I was 11 or 12, and then it was gone. I’m assuming it fell down the drain when I was washing my hands as it was too big on my fingers. I still have the matching earrings though!

  • 116 Stacey Ball // May 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I had a ring that was given to me when I graduated from highschool and I left it at the pool during a swim meet in college. I still miss that ring!

  • 117 Erin // May 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I’m a pianist, and so terrified of losing rings that I stopped wearing them altogether- at least, on days that I’m playing piano.

  • 118 Sara Darling // May 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

    i know i have, but the most recent beloved jewelry that has been lost and gone forever was a joint effort by my husband and i. i had these amazing yellow earrings that went with about a thousand outfits. although not valuable in monetary terms, in usefulness their value was immense. i put them in a pocket of a cardigan (1st mistake) and then my husband did the laundry at the laundromat and didn’t check pockets or dryers. he came back with one earring. i’ve never been able to find anything that looks like them.

    sadness!

  • 119 Cara // May 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I feel like I’m always losing jewelry, not just in the outside world, but in my bathroom! And it breaks so much too. I hate when gems fall out! I agree, I would much rather have cubic zirconium for my engagement/wedding/important jewelry than risk losing something of value!

  • 120 Sarah // May 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Ahh I just lost it last week :( It was a giant gold flower ring that I found at a sper cute boutique.. it was the only one there and now it is gone forever.

  • 121 tallin // May 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I’m not entering again! I just wanted to share another story I remembered!

    My mom gave me the tiny ruby studs she wore on her wedding day. Rubies are my birthstone, so I always liked wearing them. Well one day after I took the earrings off, I noticed the stone on one of the earrings had fallen out of it’s setting, and of course, lost forever! I still have the studs and hope to one day get a new ruby to replace the lost one. Won’t be the same though!

  • 122 Ayelet // May 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

    I lost one of my favorite earrings while on my honeymoon. We were snorkeling in the Caribbean and I watched it float down and out of sight :(

  • 123 Carrie // May 24, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I lost my engagement ring for 2 months and was sick about it. Eventually found it in the bottom of my underwear drawer and think the cats were to blame. Glad for happy endings!

  • 124 Natalie B // May 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    My most precious jewelry? My combination of three wedding rings–mine, my mother’s, my grandmother’s–that I wear together. Both those strong, good, honorable women have passed on, so I wear their rings with my own as a real circle of life. I hope to pass on the triplicate to my daughters someday.

  • 125 Elif // May 24, 2011 at 10:25 am

    So many single earrings in my collection due to lost ones.

  • 126 lisa // May 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I lost one of a really nice pair of arty earrings my mom gave me, possibly in or around Aldo. That was the only errand I ran. Anyway, that’s why I’m not allowed to wear those dangly hook-style earrings anymore without little rubber stoppers.

  • 127 Andie // May 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I lost my class ring sometime around 14-15 years ago around the time I moved. I thought it was long gone somewhere between my old house and my current house. Low and behold, last month it turned up in my bat bag- I haven’t played softball for 10 years or so and I found the ring at the bottom of the key pocket. Yeah! me.

  • 128 Jessica // May 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    I love this giveaway!
    I usually manage to keep tabs on my jewelry, but last March I bought a fantastic new pair of earrings and promptly lost one the first time I wore them!

  • 129 diana // May 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

    that ring is pretty amusing! well, i haven’t lost any jewelry recently, but when i was younger i lost a turquoise ring.

  • 130 Lisa Marie // May 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Yes, I lost a ring that I had made for myself in jewelry class while on a road trip. It was upsetting at the time but now I can’t even remember what it looked like!

  • 131 Anna // May 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I haven’t lost any jewelry, but last christmas my jingle bell ring (lots of tiny jingle bells on it) fell to bits. I have all the pieces, but I don’t know if I can fix it. It made me very sad.

  • 132 Sarah // May 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Ugh, of course. I try and think that it’s meant to be, and maybe someone else will find and love it.

  • 133 linz // May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

    I have lost a million one-half of a pair of earrings, but the thing that rips me up the most was losing a necklace my dad bought me in Germany.

  • 134 Sarah K. F. // May 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

    i recently lost a turquoise earring – one of a pair my mother in law gave me. she has gifted me with some really nice simple earrings and some not so nice. this was one of the ones i loved to wear.

  • 135 Karla // May 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Love the colors of this jewelry! I recently lost a little diamond ring that was a gift from my stepdad to my mom. I’m hoping I dig it up in the garden as that seems the most likely place it slipped.

  • 136 Cyndi Harris // May 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I lost an aquamarine ring when I was about 13. It was a birthday gift from my parents and I took it off to wash my hands in a rest area on the highway. It was traumatic! But years later my dad got me a new one and I still have it. :-)

  • 137 Sarah S // May 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Not so much lost as broken. Having a toddler it seems a necklace or a bracelet or earrings are constantly breaking. Ugh

  • 138 Liz // May 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I lost one of my late grandmother’s hoops :( I also thought I lost a ring my fiance gave me shortly after we started dating. Luckily I found the ring, but still no look for the hoop (its in the house somewhere).

  • 139 Amy // May 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I lost a beautiful amber earring that my best friend gave me. I lost while I was painting my house – I was standing on my deck at the time, and I took off the facemask that I was wearing and it pinged the earring right out of my ear. I searched for that thing for an hour, and then every time I was out in the backyard until we moved from that house. Never found it though. Come to think of it, I also lost a different yet equally beautiful amber earring that my father gave me. Evidently, people shouldn’t give me amber jewelry.

  • 140 Liz // May 24, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Once I lost my special watch–the one that I had received as my high school graduation gift–while cavorting in the park late one night. I didn’t realize that it had fallen off until I got home. The next day I went back to the park and, lo and behold, there it was!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 141 Natalie // May 24, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I lost the first ‘real’ ring my mom bought for me. My birthstone ring.

  • 142 Laura // May 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I would love this jewelry. Yes, I have lost a favorite piece of jewelry. I lost an earring that I made myself at a beadworks store. My boyfriend paid for them and they were one of his first gifts to me. Now, 5 years later, I still have the one lonely earring missing its partner.

  • 143 Kerry // May 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I lost the first ring my partner ever gave me- it was a cross over ring in white gold with small diamonds along one side. I was fishing at the time and I just couldn’t find it anywhere before we left. It’s probably at the bottom of that lake :(

  • 144 Miranda E. // May 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I took a class on free-form peyote, and made a fabulous bracelet in black, purples and grey. I got so many complements on it, but apparently I didn’t do the clasp tight enough, and lost it somewhere while running errands. :(

  • 145 Emily // May 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    A case of lost and found, but how many times I have been late to work due to losing my nose studs and having to scour the bathroom floor and counter!

  • 146 Amanda Paige // May 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Ha! Lost *a* piece of favorite jewelry? I can’t keep that stuff on me! I don’t usually wear my “nice” jewelery because I’m scared I’ll lose it!

  • 147 Missy // May 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I lost one of my favorite white gold hoops at a friend’s house. It was never found. I’m not sure where it could be.

  • 148 allison // May 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I lost one of my 60s-inspired circle earrings. I bought some silver to try to replicate it, but the new one was never as good as the original.

  • 149 kathryn // May 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I had lovely matte silver snake earrings that were about 5 inches long. They hung by their tails and had gemstone eyes. I paid a bit of money for them (during my poor college years, as opposed to the poor currently working years). At least I have one photo of me wearing them…

  • 150 Kathryn // May 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I lost my favorite silver ring in Junior high- it put it in my locker before I went to gym class, and it disappeared sometime after that…when I put the rest of my jeweley on after class I somehow didn’t notice that the ring wasn’t there and went about my day…I didn’t realize the ring was gone until the end of the school day. :-(

  • 151 Kvossler // May 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I love these earrings… As for lost jewelry, I lost so much jewelry as a kid that my mom said she’d never buy me another piece and I don’t think she ever has!

  • 152 Rose // May 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I LOVE this ring! I lost a beautiful, simple ring that was my great aunt’s at a gas station. It still makes me sick to my stomach because I loved it so much and it had such great sentimental value.

  • 153 Amanda // May 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Lost a favorite silver ring after taking it off to wash my hands in a restaurant. When I realized minutes later, it was already gone. :( Also lost an awesome bracelet on the way to my hs reunion. Magnetic closures need stronger magnets.

  • 154 Dawn Richardson // May 24, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I had a coconut bead necklace that was given to me when I was in middle school by a favorite adult family friend. She developed MS later that year, and passed away from complications a few years later. I wore the necklace every day for years. Towards the end of my senior year of high school the strand broke one day and the beads spilled off quietly throughout the day. I didn’t even notice until a friend pointed out that I had tiny beads caught in my hair. The rest were long gone.

  • 155 Renee C // May 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    My engagement ring and wedding band are my favorite pieces of jewelry. I am always obsessively checking to make sure they are both on!

  • 156 Brooke // May 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    I didn’t actually lose one of my favorite pieces of jewelry (a ring made up of a band of stars that fit around my thumb) it just broke in half. It might have been poorly made but I sure did love that ring!

  • 157 hester // May 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    mom’s earrings. the remaining one is now a pendant on a necklace!

  • 158 Sarah // May 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Gosh, it breaks my heart to lose jewelry. In college, I lost a butterfly ring my mom had just bought me when I was trying out for a play. Just recently I love this great pair of earrings I picked up at Seed Market. I lost both of them though so I’m keeping my fingers crossed I just forgot where I hid them!

  • 159 Lauren // May 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I tragically lost a pair of diamond earrings my parents got me for a graduation present from college. I never had the heart to tell them, so I ended up buying a replacement pair myself. I promise to be more careful if I will the teal blue pair.

  • 160 seeks // May 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I remember losing my first piece of serious jewelry (an emerald like necklace) in middle school. I was convinced that my friend had it at her house, though now I wouldn’t be surprised if she just had been given the same necklace.

  • 161 MaryAnn // May 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I lost a pair of pearl that had been in my family for years while I was traveling. Still makes me sick to my stomach when I think about it, and that was 10 years ago.

  • 162 Irit // May 24, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    My sister lost one of my rings – twice! She took them off to wash her hands at the restrooms, and forgot them there. :-(

    I can’t believe that the giveaway ring is exactly my size! It’s a sign. :-)

  • 163 Erika // May 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I love these!

    I have an amazing pair of vintage Mexican silver and onyx earrings from Taxco, and one of them fell out of my ear and is lost. I keep the other jut to hold out a little hope, but it’s probably a lost cause.

  • 164 Sarah S. // May 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I lost one of the diamond stud earrings gifted to me by my grandmother who passed away shortly after :(

  • 165 Guadalupe B. // May 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    My freshman year of college I lost almost all of my beloved rings along with pieces of myself. Over a decade later, I’m still searching for meaningful replacements.

  • 166 Heather // May 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I lost my wedding ring a few months ago. :(

  • 167 Andi // May 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    That ring is awesome!
    I lost a golden necklace that used to belong to my mom. =(

  • 168 Jen R // May 24, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I’ve broken jewelry, but never lost anything

  • 169 Cynthia // May 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve never lost a favorite piece of jewelry (unless you count all the times a necklace clasp has broken, the necklace resurfacing minutes later down my shirt). Earrings however….I purposefully don’t make favorites of them due to my losing abilities

  • 170 elizabetht // May 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    oh I have lost so many single earrings that I love… meaning that I have a bunch of remaining, non-paired earrings left in my jewelry box. I love them too much to get rid of them, even though I can’t wear them anymore. I also used to be notorious for losing the backs to my earrings.

  • 171 Tina // May 24, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I was at a parade on New Year’s Day, I pulled my hair back and realized that one of the new earrings I just made for myself was gone. I wasn’t sure if it was a bad omen for the new year, but so far 2011 has been pretty good!

  • 172 sangeetha // May 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I lost my favorite loop gold earrings from my parents – devastating since I got it for my graduation

  • 173 Jeannette // May 24, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    LOVE Dave Sheely!! I got my husband’s meemaw’s single diamond wedding ring (or engagement ring? not sure) which she’d wanted her grandson’s wife (me) to have one day…..I lost it. Shhhhh….. eek……….oops……..I hope to find it one day!

  • 174 Kathy // May 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Before my mom passed away she gave me a gold ring with a small diamond in the middle. It was my godmother’s. Even though it would be left to me when she died, she wanted me to enjoy it while she was still alive. I saved it until she passed away and then had it sized for my finger. I don’t know what happened to it, but one day it was just gone! It still makes me sick to think about.

  • 175 Sara // May 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I lost a claddagh stocking shelves when I worked retail, I have looked ever since and never been able to find one quite like it.

  • 176 Jenny // May 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Love the earrings and the ring! I have never lost a favorite piece of jewelry. I have lost some junky pieces, though…

  • 177 Stephanie // May 24, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Burglars stole all of my jewelry once, including my grandmother’s engagement ring. Still breaks my heart :( I also check all of my jewelry, probably touching my wedding rings several times a day. So sad to lose meaningful things!

  • 178 Elis // May 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I manage to constantly lose single earrings from pairs that have major significance to me. There’s a special section of my jewelry box dedicated to the surviving partners.

  • 179 michelle // May 24, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I lost an earring over the winter and it made me really sad. It got caught on my winter scarf and pulled out. How did I not feel that?

  • 180 Kaela // May 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I lost one of my favorite earrings which were handmade by my sister–they were so beautiful.

  • 181 erinkathleen // May 24, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Love his jewelery – thanks for the giveaway!

    Last fall, I lost one diamond earring from a set that my parents gave me when I was 16. I had worn them every single day for over a decade (I have multiple holes in each ear!) I was heartbroken when I noticed it was missing. I was staying at my fiance’s parents house, and trying so hard not to show how upset I was! Luckily, they found it months later when they were cleaning house. I’ve never been so happy to find something so small in my life! :)

  • 182 Meghan // May 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    What beautiful earrings!
    I temporarily lost my wedding band after my young daughter got into my jewellery. Thankfully found it before it got vacuumed up on the floor!

  • 183 Vernnetta // May 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I lost one of my gold filigree earrings! They were perfect because they went with everything. I saw it drop but after that, it went into the “twilight zone”. I haven’t found a replacement pair since :(

  • 184 Sara // May 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I got a very simple sterling silver bracelet made for my wedding day that had the silver chain connected by a heart. It was my favorite piece of jewelry b/c it was so simple and went with everything. I put it on the day of my wedding and didn’t take it off, ever! Then about a year later, I had it on one day and POOF! that night it was gone. I kept thinking I might find it somewhere in our house…and even the day we moved while the house was completely empty…I took one last look over every inch. Alas, I finally came to terms that my wedding heart bracelet was gone. My sweet husband got another one made for me soon after as a present and I haven’t taken it off since…over a year now! Fingerscrossed this one will not go MIA. I, too, am obsessive about making sure all pieces of jewelry are in their respective place!

  • 185 Liz J in Central Illinois // May 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    When I was little, I gave my Grandma a big brooch of colored stones. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my whole 5 years of life! When my Grandma passed away my parents gave me her jewelry box, and there was the brooch, just as beautiful as I remembered it. I wore one day on my winter coat, and sometime during the day the clasp must have come loose or opened, and when I got home, it was gone. I was never able to find it. Broke my heart! :(

  • 186 Rebecca // May 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Yes… my father gave me a ring for my birthday when I was in my early 20s.. it was by my favorite jewelery designer from my home town. I lost it about five years later, probably at the laundromat. He died soon after.. AND the designer no longer makes that particular ring.

  • 187 Elle Sees // May 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’ve never lost any jewelry! But keys, cell, etc, disappear daily.

  • 188 Mirlin // May 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Yes, I lost the Black Hills Gold earrings my husband bought me. I sure hated to tell him.

  • 189 Randi // May 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Oh the shame.. I lost one of the earrings my father gave me that I wore on my wedding day :(

  • 190 Brooke S // May 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I lost the aquamarine stone out of a ring my boyfriend had given me and one of my most favorite earrings ever.

  • 191 Jenn // May 24, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    probably my engagement ring and then my diamond studs.

  • 192 Michelle // May 24, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    When I was in grade 2, my best friend gave me a friendship necklace before she moved away. Then I lost it somewhere at my cottage a few months later. Never saw it or my best friend again. I was devastated.

  • 193 Andrea // May 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve almost lost jewelry a lot, but I don’t recall *actually* losing anything.

    Maybe it was so traumatic I blocked it out.

    I broke an awesome pair of wooden turquoise hoops once.

  • 194 Britt // May 24, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    I lost one of my favorite unicorn earrings when I was in 6th grade. The horror! I gave the stray to my friend who had (gasp) three holes.

  • 195 Annie // May 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I have lost just one earring from a few pairs and it drives me crazy bc the remaining one taunts me!

  • 196 Amy O // May 24, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t wear a lot of jewelry…which means I don’t lose it!

  • 197 Hollis // May 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I have lost so many lovely earrings over the years, but these are lovely!

  • 198 Zilla // May 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I lost one diamond stud. I think while I was sleeping, found the back but never the stud…maybe one of the cats ate it.

  • 199 Danielle // May 24, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I packed jewelry in my checked luggage while on a family trip to Florida while I was in high school. An airport baggage employee helped him or herself to my mom’s gold class ring from the 1960′s. It was a tragic lesson learned.

  • 200 Elaine // May 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Losing earrings is the worst because I often lose just one — I can’t wear it any more, but its lonely pair sits there taunting me & chiding me for my carelessness!

  • 201 Sherri S. // May 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I “lost” one of the perfect gold hoop earrings given to me on my 16th birthday. A guy that I, um, was “friendly” with insisted that I give him one as a token. At the time, I thought it was sweet–now I just wish I had that earring back!

  • 202 MJ // May 24, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I love these!
    I lost a one of a beautiful set of earrings I found at a vintage store. I haven’t had the nerve to just wear the other one :)

  • 203 mk taylor // May 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I will go to my grave feeling incredibly guilty about wearing my grandma’s costume jewelry pearl clasp bracelet to a Pixies show at the Warfield Theater. In the crush of the crowd up against the stage, it got knocked off of my wrist and I never noticed until it was too late. Lost & Found never had it returned. I’m especially guilty because she passed away a couple years later & I’d fought with one of my sisters over who deserved the bracelet :(.

  • 204 pey // May 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    i’ve never lost a piece of jewelry that meant anything to me. then again, i haven’t had much jewelry that meant anything to me… and when i acquire a piece that does, i don’t usually take it off (unless it’s a ring and i’m mixing meatloaf with my hands)….

  • 205 Annie // May 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    On my return trip from England, I had to check a carry-on. I didn’t realize it had a bracelet and necklace from my grandmother in it. Guess which piece of luggage mysteriously disappeared, never to be found?

    The airline went bankrupt years ago. I considered that to be karma. :-)

  • 206 megs // May 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I maaayyyy have lost one of my grandmother’s emerald wedding bands. It’s missing in action. I pray it’ll turn up, because if I lost it it was years and years ago and I can’t exactly remember it being in my possession. meeep.

  • 207 Andi // May 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Congrats on ten years!

    haven’t lost earrings, but lost the ability to wear earrings* but I do wear necklaces and rings.

    *no amount of remedies people offer work.

  • 208 Rachel // May 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    So sad to lose favorite pieces of jewelry…so many earrings fallen out of ears…by far my one piece was a celtic knot ring that I bought on the streets of vancouver, bc with my mom that eventually after too many years of bumps and bends finally broke in half…so long beloved ring!

  • 209 Emily // May 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Happy blog birthday!! I was devastated when I lost a ring my high school boyfriend gave me. I’m sure it symbolized the real end to our relationship, even though we were halfway around the world from each other at the time!

  • 210 Sandra // May 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Ugh. I lost a ring that I associated with a boy (although I must point out that I purchased it for myself) on the beach when I was with another boy (it was years later). I was pretty distraught. I found the same ring at a store a few years later, but it’s a little bit too big, so I can’t wear it anymore. Silly life-imitating ring.

  • 211 laura // May 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    i thought i lost a pair of garnet earrings that were my grandmother’s…i had to have serious talks with myself about impermanence, not placing too much emphasis on material objects, etc, etc…luckily, they turned up a few months later. :) i felt really lucky on that one.

  • 212 Erin // May 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    My dad gave me a star sapphire set for Christmas one year. I admired it, thanked him, put it back in the box…and promptly forgot about it for years. It must have accidentally been thrown out with the empty boxes!

  • 213 Connie // May 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Love these pieces. I remember my grandma giving me this ring in middle school & I took it off for a moment and put it on my desk. Well, it was one of those desks that opened, so it fell on the ground when it opened. I looked all over for it & saw this girl a few desks away wearing it. I said it was mine & she kept saying it was hers & refused to give it back. I was soo sad!

  • 214 Out2lunch // May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    The ones I love tend to vanish via theft :(

  • 215 leisa // May 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    When I was a teenager, my mom lost her aquamarine ring & ripped the house apart looking for it. We’d had a baby shower, and finally, in despiration she called all of the guests, asking if anyone had “seen” it: she was so distressed, she didn’t think about how it sounded. I was working, so saved a few paychecks and bought her a replacement ring: then realized, to my horror, that I couldn’t give it to her: she’d be convinced that I’d stolen the orj one. So the ring sits in my jewelry box to this day.

  • 216 Angela Rosier // May 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Lost my wedding rings down the garbage disposal, rings were destroyed but diamond was found in the trap : ) so happy! !

  • 217 Lindsay S // May 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    This jewlery is too cool! I lost a birthstone ring in 2nd grade (my mom had just finished lecturing me about how special it was). I searched the tanbark for an hour! I always check to make sure my rings are in place. Constantly!

  • 218 Christine // May 24, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I lost my favorite ring in a river while teaching swim lessons. I searched the river for a week straight and couldn’t find it. I still hope everytime I swim there that I will see a glint in the water…and that it will be my ring!

  • 219 Emma // May 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Just recently I had ordered a pair of these REALLY COOL EARRINGS from modcloth that were black circles with intricate gold metalwork in the shape of a crescent moon on top of them. I put on my new earrings, a scarf, and a coat and headed out the door looking fly. I was being a good, fashionable student studying in a common area at the college I attend when I suddenly realized that one of my earrings was missing! It must had fallen out my I took my scarf off. Later, a friend helped me find it stuck in my hair (what a saint), but I too often experience that painful moment of losing a piece of jewelry.

  • 220 kelli // May 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Ooh, I once had a metal Swatch watch which I loved. It disappeared during my freshman year in college (along with a Somekind of Wonderful video that I still miss). It was the watch that I bought with award money my senior year in high school.

  • 221 christina // May 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I lost my wedding ring (which I inherited from my beloved grandmother) a few months ago. I had been at WalMart, loaded up the baby and my groceries in the snow, came home, started a load of laundry, and made dinner when I realized it was gone. After about 20 minutes of ABSOLUTE panic, I found it in the bottom of the washing machine. The next day I took it straight to the jewelry shop to be sized down. [yeah, so I didn't actually LOSE it, but I did for a few minutes!]

  • 222 Joanna // May 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yes! I lost my most favourite necklace when I was in grade 6 (actually the pendant was lost, I still have the chain). It was given to me by my grandma who died when I was 9…so I was, and still am, very sad that it’s gone.

  • 223 Lindsey Cassidy // May 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I loaned a pair of earrings that were a Christmas gift from a best friend to an acquaintance who pressured me into loaning her the earrings for the night, promising me that she’d be careful. Every cell in my body told me not to loan them to her, but she was practically begging and she seemed so sincere that she’d take care of them. It took her a whole week to confess that she’d lost them at the bars, that she called to each one trying to locate the lost dangly but to no avail. She even presented me with a new set of earrings that were similar, but were no where near as chic as the pair I had loaned her (the now single earring). I have never loaned out earrings since and listen much more closely to that inner voice. Do not loan money or jewelry to “friends.”

  • 224 megan // May 25, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I lost my favorite necklace last year, I’m still hoping that it will somehow reappear. It was a long thin chain, with a wooden heart and other assorted pieces

  • 225 Stephanie // May 25, 2011 at 12:43 am

    I lost a bracelet my mother in law made me, when we took my sister to college for her first year. scoured everywhere, but no luck. :(

  • 226 ellen // May 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I lost my charm bracelet, most likely in 1970, and I STILL think of it often!

  • 227 Delia // May 25, 2011 at 5:41 am

    When I was pretty young my parents bought me an emerald ring because it’s my birthstone, and of course I lost it somewhere in the house and never found it! They have not bought me any nice jewelry since then :)

  • 228 amanda // May 25, 2011 at 6:22 am

    My dad gave me a really nice turquoise ring after a trip (the only jewelry my dad has ever given me)–and I lost it. It made me super sad to lose it.

  • 229 danna bc // May 25, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Earrings. In particular a couple of single sides that my grandmother gave me. It’s hard to have the one side because it reminds me of her, but on the other hand, sometimes it’s nice. :)

  • 230 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Well, I allegedly lost my mom’s wedding ring when I was only two years old. I feel kind of terrible about that, but then, who lets a two year old wear her wedding ring?!

  • 231 Pamela // May 25, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I lost a ring once at a park.

  • 232 Ashleigh Sala // May 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Oh, yes please! I have like 2 pieces of jewelry I actually wear and need more!

  • 233 Ashleigh Sala // May 25, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Oh, oops, I forgot to write about the time I was 6 and my Papa gave my a pair of (real!) ruby earrings that I adored but inevitably lost because, duh, I was 6.

  • 234 KJ // May 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I haven’t lost anything that I recall, but my mother’s entire jewelry box was stolen when she had an unstable roommate once – sad. Her wedding band was in it.

  • 235 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I’ve lost lots of jewelry. :-( I had a thick silver band that I wore almost every day–it must’ve slipped off my finger because it’s gone. Earrings fall out a lot, too.

  • 236 Jacquie // May 25, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I haven’t lost any jewlery that I can recall mostly because I’m so afraid of losing it that I hardly wear any at all. I do love these earings, though.

    Happy 10 years blogging!

  • 237 Holly // May 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I feel very lucky to say I’ve never lost a piece of prized jewelry!

  • 238 Cat // May 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Happy blogbirthday!

    I don’t think I’ve LOST a prized piece, but when I was 12 or so I had a much-loved stone whale tail necklace I got at SeaWorld. It was ME. One day I was running, and it chipped on…another necklace I was ALSO wearing. I was heartbroken.