The ring is lost inside the house!
September 15, 2008 9:57 PM Subscribe
Okay. Lost a ring, white gold, somewhere in my apartment. How can I find it? Possible co-culprits: cats.
posted by Deathalicious to home & garden (15 answers total)
I've already gone most of the surfaces where it could be. Looked over and under the couches, under the rugs (my cats love hiding coins under the rug, so I figured the ring might befall the same fate). Checked out all the tables, searched through bags and backpacks and the most likely drawer suspects.
I think it was left on a table and either fell off or got knocked off. There's a good possibility that one of the cats picked it up and played with it (they love playing with coins. I try to grab them [the coins] whenever I see them but I seem to excel at dropping loose change around and then the cats pick the coins up with their mouths, bat them around, etc., but never eat them). I hope neither of them ate the ring! Is something like that even possible? If they did eat it, how could you tell, and would it show up at, um, the other side?
I guess I'm also wondering whether it would be worth renting a metal detector if the place to be scanned is an apartment. Is it possible to tune one to only pick up gold and gold alloys? Otherwise I imagine everything else metal would set it off.
This is an old apartment, the kind where there is a little hollow or hole near every doorframe and underneath all of the floor trim. There are lots of nice gaps in the flooring too, but I'm pretty sure they're all too small for a ring to get through.
So, any ideas?