Discount Diamond Wedding Ring Set, My Good Deed ?
Q: Friday evening I drove the 3 miles into town to get a gallon of
paint (we've been re-doing the upstairs bathroom) at the local
discount store. As I was walking back to my car, I glanced down to
watch where I set my feet while stepping over a small bank of
snow--when I spied a ring. It was a lady's 'set', though the large
stone was not a diamond; it looked rather more like onyx. The
portion that was the wedding band part had 9 small diamond-like
stones, it was yellow gold, etc. Saturday morning I called the
local police to let them know that I'd found a ring set, and decided
I'd stop (today) by the jewelry store down the street to see if the
ring was "real", and, depending on value, decide how many weeks to
put an ad in the local paper. (Our paper only comes out once a
A:The jeweler (he's always a little disgusted with me because I don't wear jewelry of any kind) confirmed that it was all "real"--and the center stone was not onyx, but sapphire, and all the little stones surrounding the sapphire and on the wedding band were diamonds. He said, "Someone is just sick about losing this." I called the newspaper office to find out the ad deadline (tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.), and then thought, "Hey, I work in an insurance agency. People call here all the time with 'I lost my ring, do I have coverage?' questions." I asked DH if he thought I should call the other agencies, but he sort of scoffed at that. I still thought it was a logical next step, and far more apt to get responses than one newspaper ad, so I called the other 5 agencies in town, told them I'd found a lady's ring, and said to give people my name if someone reported a lost ring. Less than an hour later a young woman called (after calling her agent, of course), described her wedding set, and I took it over to her workplace. I'm trying not to break my arm while patting myself on the back, but I needed a bright spot today, and I've decided this is it! It's funny: I just called the other agent's office to thank her for saving me the price of an ad, plus the busy work of watching for one, myself, and she said, "When you called this morning, I thought, 'What are the chances of someone actually calling about that??', and not 45 minutes later, there was the phone call!" The young woman is going into her agent this afternoon to schedule her ring; she'd thought it was covered for this type of thing-----up till now, that is. DH said that at some class or other (agents are always having to take classes on law changes, etc.) the assemblage was told that people who lose important jewelry often call their insurance agents before they even tell family. Go figure.