$55,000 lost ring yet to be claimed


POSTED: Thursday, July 16, 2009

A $55,000, three- to four-carat diamond ring remains unclaimed despite several attempts to find its rightful owner.

Michael Han, the owner and president of the Wedding Shop on Kapiolani Boulevard, said two college students found the ring while jogging in Manoa. The students, who wanted to remain anonymous, brought the ring to his shop.

“;They wanted to see if it was real, first of all, and secondly, to see what the value would be,”; Han said. “;When I confirmed it was genuine, I asked them what they wanted to do, and they said they wanted to find the rightful owner.”;

That was about two weeks ago.

Despite publicity on KSSK radio, the owner of the ring hasn't stepped forward.

Han said about a dozen people have inquired about it. All of the inquiries appeared to be legitimate, he said, with most people saying their jewelry had been stolen and they wanted to see if the ring could be theirs.

Han said it is possible the ring was stolen in a burglary and the owner doesn't know it yet.

The round center stone in the ring is surrounded by other diamonds.

Han said if people suspect it is their ring, they can e-mail him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

They'll need to be able to provide a receipt, an appraisal, photo or insurance papers and they'll need to know the right ring size.

“;It's like the glass slipper,”; he said. “;We're not going to let it go to the first person who guesses the description. They're going to need proof.”;