My wedding ring missing its diamond

While playing with Piper earlier this week, I noticed empty prongs perched on my finger—with no diamond. I’d been out and about most of the morning so I had little hope of finding it in our home. I called Brian in a panic. Being the sentimental souls men are, he simply advised, “Don’t vacuum.” I may have set a record for the quickest submission ever. 

Not long afterwards, I was preparing for our tea party when I noticed something out of place on the kitchen counter. There it was, in all it’s sentimental glory…my diamond. Life was good again. Now all I had to do was slip it off my finger and head to the jeweler. Or, so I thought. 

Over the years, I’d say the only things that have remained the
same size on my body are my ten fingers. My knuckles, however, did not get the
memo. I tried several ways to get the ring over the bulge but it wouldn’t budge. My ring experienced claustrophobia. It was stuck and couldn’t escape. 

Cute owl blocked by my indented ring finger

Finally, I headed to the internet where I discovered the article How To: Remove A Ring From A Swollen Finger by Megan @ Polish the Stars. Even she admits the steps which include Scotch® tape, an ice pack, and Windex® seem a little goofy but it worked! Only a slight tug was necessary to remove the rings after following Megan’s advice step-by-step (with pictures!) 

I admit what began as a mini-celebration ended with a tinge of sadness as I realized I’d not removed my wedding rings in 24 years. Hopefully, the deep indention left behind will suffice for now.

Do you take your wedding ring(s) off for certain reasons or do you leave them on at all times? 

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12