How to Find a Lost Diamond

I NEVER thought I would have a lost diamond story and I really never thought I would be typing up this post to tell you that I found my original diamond! Yes, you read that correctly. I found my diamond. I cannot even begin to tell you how ecstatic I was or how many times I prayed aloud “thank you Jesus”. Read my previous post if you missed it for all the details.

How to Find a Lost Diamond

This miraculous event happened the day after I picked up my ring with the replacement diamond from Shane Co.. Since I wasn’t entirely sure where I had lost the diamond it was difficult to go back and retrace my steps to a exact location of where it might be. I searched a parking lot, the car, a purse, and the house. Like a mentioned in my previous post, trying to find a lost diamond is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. It felt utterly hopeless.

The day after picking up my ring from Shane Co. I was still searching the house to see if I could locate my lost diamond. I had come to the conclusion that if I was meant to get my diamond back it would truly take a miracle. While cleaning the house again I decided to give it another last ditch effort, even though I was convinced that there was no possible way I lost the diamond in the house. I decided to empty the vacuum canister room by room into a bowl and sift through the gunk.

While vacuuming the third room I heard a clink as something hard hit the inside of the canister. Thinking there was no possible way that sound could have been made by my diamond I continued vacuuming the room. Once finished, I emptied the canister and there inside the bowl I saw it. My diamond. My diamond was in the house the entire time.

I am seriously still in shock as I type this and glance at my ring with the original diamond now back where it belongs. After the initial shock wore off that I had found my diamond my first concern was that I had damaged it somehow while vacuuming. I called Shane Co. and explained what had happened and let them know I would be coming in later that day with my original stone.

How I Found My Lost Diamond

 

To make this long story short, I returned the replacement diamond to Shane Co. and had my original no longer lost diamond inspected for damage (there was none thankfully) and reset in my ring. The staff at Shane Co. was again so amazing and very kind and kept thanking me for bringing back the replacement diamond. While the paperwork was being sorted out I kept singing the company’s praises to other costumers in the store who had overheard what had happened.

In case you are reading this and find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance of having lost your diamond here are a few of my tips on how to go about possibly finding it.

HOW TO FIND A LOST DIAMOND
  1. Pray and pray some more. I am a huge believer in the power of prayer.
  2. Write down everything you have done that day. Where have you gone? What have you done? List anything and everything.
  3. Grab a flashlight. Shine it across your floors, in your car, and every other possible space you have the ability to search. Pay attention to anything that reflects the light or sparkles.
  4. Time to vacuum your carpet. In order to not damage your diamond turn off the bristles. I wish I had thought of this after the fact but thankfully my lost diamond was not damaged. Vacuum the carpet in both directions to ensure you are covering the entire surface area of your floor. Empty the canister into a bowl and have it. It will probably be the only time in your life that you are eager to get your hands dirty from the gunk that you just removed from your carpet.
  5. Check the sinks and drains.
  6. If none of these suggestions worked don’t give up. It may take several attempts to find it in your house. I am a perfect example!
  7. If you believe the lost diamond happened while away from the house notify the management of any store, restaurant, gym, coffee shop, or school you visited.
  8. Check with your jeweler. Some stores like Shane Co. offer lifetime replacement on lost stones as long as the maintenance has been kept up on the ring. This leads to my next point…
 HOW TO PREVENT LOSING A DIAMOND
  1. Take your ring into a reputable jeweler for bi-annual inspections.
  2. Remove your rings when performing heavy activities like lifting weights or doing yard work.
  3. Between visits to your jeweler look at your ring more often. I know you probably look at your ring already but really look at. Inspect the prongs and make sure they are touching your diamond. If something doesn’t look right take it to your jeweler.

But in all seriousness I hope if you have lost your diamond that you are able to find it.

Have you ever lost your diamond? Were you able to find it? Let me know. If you have any other tips on how to find a lost diamond I would love to hear them.

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  1. Hi Tamara:
    I enjoyed reading the two posts about your diamond ring. So glad to know you found your original lost diamond and the very positive experience you had with Shane Co. It’s a beautiful stone.
    Wishing you a very blessed Merry Christmas and a joy-filled New Year!

  2. I lost a diamond yesterday and I’m devastated. I’m looking but I’m losing hope fast. Pray for me.
    Annie

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