Somewhere in transit from the USA (or Gateshead as my wife said) 2 years ago we managed to lose an opal and amethyst bracelet that I had bought her a few years before. I sourced a replica on the web and gave it to her the following Christmas, by which time she had forgotten that she had ever possessed one just like it so it was a lovely surprise. Since then she has worn it every day and night, refusing to take it off even for bed ... ... until last night when I noticed she wasn't wearing it. My first thought was that the carer may have taken it off when she (my wife that is) had a bath and put it in a safe place. More likely, I thought, that the constant strain of always being on her wrist had led to some sort of malfunction. A search of all the likely places ensued untiI I found it in her handbag with one of the links broken. I'm not sure whether to get it repaired or put it with the other stuff that she always used to wear until it broke and has now forgotten about. I never suspected her regular carer for a moment but finding the bracelet has saved me the possibility of upsetting her by having to ask if she could remember the last time my wife wore it.