A follow up to this post.
After four months of going backwards and forwards with the insurance company; face to face interviews, phone interviews, more face to face interviews (it was obvious from the start that they didn't believe what had happened...), I was doing some oboe practice last night, for the first time in ages (blush); after doing my practice, I delved into my bag to get out my cork grease.
This is into a pocket that I very rarely use.
As I looked in it, what looked back up at me, but my rings and my watch!
I don't remember going anywhere near the bag on the morning that I lost my rings, but I have a black hole in my memory that covers most of what happened between picking them up and realising that I'd lost them.
So, I am still in shock, and having little wibbles every so often, but I've called up the insurance company and cancelled the claim. Now, of course, I've had a phone interview (and am expecting more) trying to explain *why* I didn't look in that pocket before, and why I've only just found them!
Very very happy.