*** WARNING *** Lost Wedding Ring
Here is a warning for those staying at Couples Negril. This may be an issue at the other resorts also.
We brought our wedding rings along, and per our own advice we only wear them in the evenings and then only when we go to the nice restaurants. The rest of the time we keep them in the safe.
We ate at the Otaheite Restaurant in Fridfay night. Right after dinner, we returned to the room and put our rings in the safe...or so we thought. Last night we decided to eat at the Helliconia, so we opened the safe to get our rings out and mine was missing! We searched everything in the safe and then most of the room thinking maybe I spaced out that night and just laid it down some where. Searched all the pants pockets, suitacases, entire closet (where the safe is located) and nothing. We couldn't remember if we had stopped at the internet cafe after dinner Friday night, but didn't think we had. The ring fits very tight and has never fallen off, but when it gets cold (like it was here that night), my finger shrinks and it may have slipped off.
We called the front desk to see if someione had turned in an men's wedding band and they sent security up to the room. He searched all over, including the safe (which was comletly empty now) and found nothing. He asked many, many questions and had us fill out a report. He was very professional and concerned. We didn't think it was stolen from the safe because my wife's expensive rings were in there too. He said they would question housekeeping and investigate it further. He told us to call if we find it.
Now, there is a spot in the safe under the hinge that may be big enough for a ring. It is too small to get your finger all the way back there, but I thought I had gotten my little finger back far enough to determinre that the ring wasn't back there. This morning, my wife was digging around back there with a piece of cardboard and thought she heard a metal on metal sound. I dug around with a small pen and there it was...hiding in the lower right hand corner of the safe under the hinge!!! There is a little ledge across the bottom of the safe below the door, that helps hide small things like a ring.
Warnnig: Do not put your loose rings in the safe! Or anything else that small for that matter. Take along a small jewelry box and put the tiny stuff in there before putting it in the safe.
You don't realize just how devistating it is to loose your wedding ring until it happens. You figure it's insured, it can just be replaced. But that was the ring she put on my finger when we got married. A replacement could never be the same! That ring is even more special to me now! Well, anyway, after a long story, we can finally relax again and have a good time...if the weather would just cooperate! At least the sun is back out today, but it is still very windy and not very warm.