A Woman Finds A $6500 Diamond Ring In Jeans She Bought From Goodwill—And Wants To Give It Back!
Early last week, Deb Thompson took a trip to the local Goodwill store with her daughter and bought a pair of capri jeans for $3.99 because her daughter liked the “bling” that was on them. Little did she know, the jeans had bling in them, too. You see, whoever had owned the jeans and donated them to Goodwill had accidentally left a $6500 diamond ring in one of the front pockets. So, shortly after Thompson arrived home after purchasing the jeans, she tried them on and discovered the ring.
“I took the ring out of my pocket and I sat on the floor with my daughter and her fiancé,” Thompson says. “I put my arm out in the center and I opened it in my palm and we all just went, ‘Wow. Oh my God.’”
That’s not all she said, though. While most people probably would take the ring down to the pawn shop immediately, Thompson also started to think about where the ring had come from. “Oh geez,” she thought. “Somebody lost their ring. The husband or fiancé must be out there saying, ‘You’re not going to get another one.’”
So, rather than simply keeping the ring, Thompson started to try to track down the ring’s rightful owner. She talked to an ABC reporter and told her story, which led to a few leads. Then, she put up a “Lost and Found” story on her Facebook page that yielded a few responses. She also went back to Goodwill and told them about the ring and they’ve been trying to find out who gave the jeans to them. But, so far, she hasn’t found the person who the rings belongs to. She’s not giving up, though.
“This is how I see this whole story ending,” she says. “Somebody comes forward, says they lost the ring, says they’re insured and have the papers to prove it. That’s how I’m hoping this ends. So far, it’s not that way, but we’ll see. Only time will tell.”
Yes, it will. Hopefully, Thompson will find the person who owned the ring. But, even if she doesn’t, we’ve all found something much more important: A woman who’s not afraid to do the right thing. It feels like it’s rare somtimes. But, Deb Thompson has just proven that there are good people out there in the world.
“I need to find the owner,” she says, “and I’d love to hear the story of how it got in there.”