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Woman Gets Back $30K Ring After 14 Years

Associated Press

June 10, 2011

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A woman in New Mexico has been reunited with a $30,000 diamond engagement ring that she lost while making dinner in 1997.

Santa Fe police say the ring was returned to its owner Wednesday. It had been in a police evidence room for more than two years.

The police department said a few weeks ago it would auction off the ring if no one came forward to claim it. Some did, but police told the Santa Fe New Mexican that no one could prove it was theirs.

Detectives found the right owner when the woman provided paperwork proving it was hers, including a receipt and a picture of her wearing the ring.

The owner says she lost the ring while preparing dinner.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    rafaelmorales

    about 3 years ago

    2994 Comments

    nice story...

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    Scurge

    about 3 years ago

    1232 Comments

    Holy crap.......there are some people out there are really do pay $30K for a ring?

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Whats sad Is I work for SFPD and did not hear anything about this LOL glad she got her ring back.....

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    Magee88

    about 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    here is the important part of this story. if a man asks you to marry him, then wants you to put the engagement ring on YOUR credit card. he may not be a good bet.

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    CAZ

    about 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Glad the owner got the ring back but I am lost reading this one. 14 years its been gone and was sitting in evidence for 2 years?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    jlandreth

    about 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    wow, what a luck girl.

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    MeanStreets949

    about 3 years ago

    2318 Comments

    It goes to show that you hold onto your receipts for high price ticket items. You never know when it will come in handy......

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Amazing story.

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    headbrer

    about 3 years ago

    5490 Comments

    Strange, very strange.

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    curedgirls

    about 3 years ago

    3624 Comments

    lol Magee - as I look down to check for meatloaf in mine - it says it's unclear if she filed a claim. But I'll tell you what - if I lost my 2.8 carat - you better believe I'd file a claim - wouldn't help my own sentimental loss but ... surely it would have paid the remainder of the payments for her.

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    DonnaLynn

    about 3 years ago

    10636 Comments

    She would need a police report for insurance purposes to make a claim of theft. If she claimed it was lost that is a different story. She probably knew, but couldn't prove, the ex-fiance took the ring.

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    DDemlong

    about 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    good luck i guess

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    Nathalie

    about 3 years ago

    150 Comments

    From the article that mz66 posted: The woman took her ring off while preparing raw meat for dinner, and never saw it again. It was around the time that she and her fiancé broke their engagement, but she couldn't be certain she hadn't just thrown it away. She couldn't prove that the ring, which she paid for, was taken by the fiancé, so she never reported it to police.

    Still the unanswered question: HOW DO YOU JUST SHRUG OFF A RING OF THAT VALUE??? Something's not right there...

    Another issue: it is not stated whether she got insurance money for it. If so, the ring no longer belongs to her, but the insurance company who paid for it. My guess is that she doesn't want it advertised that she got an insurance claim for it, as now every insurance company will be checking to see if they paid a claim to her....if she keeps the property that now belongs to someone else, that's the same as stealing (regardless if the owner is an insurance company, which would have probably required a police report anyway of something that value, or someone else to whom she sold it, which is a possibility).

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    Magee88

    about 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    mz66... making dinner is damn hard. you can lose all kinds of things while doing such a difficult task! ;)

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    Cedardale

    about 3 years ago

    598 Comments

    So many unanswered questions ( and will never be answered), where was it for 12 years and how did the two who tried to sell it come to have it?

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