I was 7 and a half months pregnant when we bought and moved into our house, so I was wearing my engagement ring without my band (they wouldn't both fit at the time). My wedding band is a custom-made ring guard that is obviously very special to me because it's my wedding band, plus it was made by my aunt who owns a jewelry store.
Well, I was keeping it in a small jewelry box with my deceased aunt's ring, my deceased great-grandmother's diamond earrings, and other irreplaceable items.
Guess what was the one item I couldn't find after the move... The jewelry box.
Fast forward to two and a half years later, and my husband found it while cleaning and organizing the garage! Instead of gloating or making me feel bad for having lost it, he came in with my wedding band and proposed to me again (d'awwww).
Now my wedding set is at the store being cleaned and adjusted, so I'm wearing my aunt's ring in its place until it's done.
What jewelry items hold special meaning sentimental value for you?