UPTOWN DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A frantic search for a couple who lost a diamond ring has prompted the jeweler who sold it to offer a reward of more jewelry.
They have tweeted about it. They have called the jeweler. The trolley conductor and operator who found the ring even went looking for the woman they believe lost the it. So far no luck. Now they want the public’s help finding the owner of the mystery ring.
Ever since he found the diamond ring on the McKinney Avenue Trolley Sunday, the more Joe Whitaker thinks about it, the more determined he is to find the owner. Whitaker discovered the ring on the floor of the trolley after the woman he believes lost it had exited.
“I said, ‘wow, I wonder if that’s real.’ And then I picked up the receipt, and sure enough Charles figured out that it was real,” Whitaker said.
Charles Chambers was operating the trolley. He looked at the receipt found next to the ring and realized in his 26 years working for the McKinney Avenue Trolley, he couldn’t recall anything like it ever happening.
“We’ve had a lot of proposals on the car, trolleys, but nobody’s left the ring,” Chambers said.
A supervisor for the trolley service asked us not to show the receipt. He hopes the owner will come forward and be able to identify the price and the date of purchase to prove it’s theirs. When CBS11 News went to the jeweler named on the receipt, a quick search of surveillance video may have spotted the owner.
“She tried it on, and there was a gentleman with her and showed it to him, and she said ‘I like it,’ and he said, ‘okay if you like it that’s fine’,” said Salma Merchant, who sold the ring at the Gold & Diamond Outlet in Dallas.
We’re not going to tell you how much it cost, but Merchant said that’s not what’s important.
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so I can understand how much of a loss that would be, you know, losing your best friend,” Merchant said.
Now trolley employees have taken to social media to make sure the ring finds its way home.
The jeweler who sold the ring said he’s offering a pair of diamond earrings to anyone who helps find the rightful owner. If the ring is yours call the McKinney Avenue Trolley at 214.855.0006.
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