I know a widow whose grandchild was playing with her wedding ring (this was about a year after her husband's death) and lost it. At the time, I had lost my own wedding band (which was later recovered) and felt much better knowing that at least I still had my husband.
when sam proposed there were a few conditions on my accepting (TOTAL jokes!): more flowers, more jewlery and thanksgiving at none of our parents' houses! sam got me earrings for my birthday earlier this month and i already lost one. i suck :(