It took months to find the right engagement ring - when I saw it I rushed home and grabbed Ian out of the shower so he could buy it for me. It was an antique solitaire in a platinum and gold art deco setting.Unique. Note the past tense - I've lost it. When we were first engaged I almost lost it while gardening but found it again at the bottom of a bag of compost. After that scare I've always taken great care to take it off while gardening, painting etc so when it dropped off my finger at work (my fingers shrinking in the cold) I resolved to leave it at home. Not that that helped - I took my rings off to do the washing up and put them back on again afterwards but when I went to bed I only had my wedding ring on. During those few hours I'd unpacked the Ocado delivery - so far I haven't heard back from them ( I thought it might have dropped into a crate while I was helping unload) I've spent the afternoon on my hands and knees looking round the house but no sign.