My wife and I had friends over last weekend and they brought their children. Over the course of the night the children ended up playing in our bedroom. My wife left her Wedding band and engagement ring in her jewelry box because her hand was swollen from a bee sting. After our company left we noticed that the engagement ring was missing. We ask our friends and their children if they knew where it was. One of their children said it was in her bookbag, but she had no clue how it got their. To make a long story short, now the ring is no where to be found. I am wondering if I have a legal right to the latest appraised value of the ring or just the purchase price of the ring. The difference over 15 years is about $3000.00. Please advise, thank you.