Is It Common to Lose Your Wedding Ring?

Sometimes, losing things is just a fact of life. Even among the most conscientious of us, things are misplaced all the time—and wedding jewelry is no exception. Everyone loses their wedding rings from time to time, but a recent survey revealed that men are more likely than women to lose theirs—as many as 4 in 10 men are anticipated to lose wedding jewelry. 

While there are some things you can’t prevent (natural disasters, theft), you can minimize your risk of losing your wedding ring. Here are a few of the most common ways people lose their wedding jewelry and how to be mindful that the same fate doesn’t befall you! 


Exercise is good for your mind, body, and soul… but unfortunately, it can wreak havoc on your wedding ring! Many people lose their wedding rings during exercise in a variety of ways. Some people remove their rings in an attempt to avoid damage but then forget to put their jewelry back on and leave it on a gym locker room sink or inside a locker. 

Others lose their jewelry during exercise itself, usually while performing outdoor activities like running and swimming. To prevent damage to your wedding ring or losing it, it’s a good idea to remove your jewelry at home before you exercise and store it safely. 

Water Sports

Just like losing a wedding ring during outdoor exercise, it’s common for people to lose jewelry while spending time on the water. Wearing your wedding ring while swimming, boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, or enjoying another type of water sport is usually not a good idea. Cold water temperatures can actually cause your fingers to shrink, meaning your perfectly fitted wedding band might suddenly become loose and slip off, unbeknownst to you. 

At Home

Your home is your sanctuary, but anyone who owns socks knows that sometimes it also seems to mysteriously, well, make things disappear. (Personally, we’re convinced that dryers actually eat socks.) 

There are a lot of ways to lose your ring at home: it can fall down the drain, be swept into the garbage, get lost while gardening, or catch the eye of a curious toddler who claims it for their own and loses it. While at home, make sure to be aware of where your jewelry is at all times. If you take your rings off to perform household chores, cook dinner, or take a shower (and you should!), put it in a safe place—away from the grabbing hands of a tot. 

It can be devastating to lose your wedding ring, but if it happens to you, you’re definitely not alone. One of the best ways to take away the sting of a lost ring is to purchase a jewelry insurance policy for your engagement and wedding ring. 

A jewelry insurance policy from Zillion can make a tough time easier. We offer jewelry insurance that covers the full cost of replacement in the event of theft, accidental damage, natural disasters, and yes, loss. Our insurance policies come with worldwide protection, a $0 deductible, no hidden fees, zero impact claims, and so much more. 

With protection from Zillion, you do more than just wear your jewelry—you wear it with confidence


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