Tulsa woman on the search for owner of diamond ring found

TULSA - A diamond ring was found in a parking lot in Tulsa and now a good Samaritan is searching for its rightful owner.

A Tulsa woman and her husband found a solitaire engagement ring in the 'short term' parking lot at Tulsa’s airport.

The diamond solitaire with a pave "pah-vay" setting needs a little polishing.

“You've got to put that in a plastic bag or else the stone is going to fall out,” said Kristen Rice, who found the ring.

Instead of keeping it, she's been searching since the Fourth of July for the person who lost it.

“It's surprising to me so many people are shocked at me trying to find the rightful owner. It's just the right thing to do, I wouldn't have done it any other way.”

Kristen Rice searched online- for the woman whose hand it came off. Just in case the owner was not a local resident, Rice put out an ad on Craigslist.

Rice has called the Tulsa International Airport frequently after the find saying, “I was just wondering if there are any updates on the lost diamond engagement ring?”

She said the airport said there were not any updates so far.

Monday Kristen posted a picture and description on Facebook and it received 456 shares.

“Several people contacted me saying ‘don't give up’. Twenty-five years ago this happened to me. I found someone's piece of jewelry and it took me six months or a year or whatever but I finally found them through the classifieds. Now with social media it can take 24 to 48 hours.”

The duct tape wrapped around the band- not included with the ring it hides an engraving Rice wants the rightful owner to identify the ring.

“Maybe she threw it out the window. Maybe she didn't want the ring anymore. I hope that's not the case. Hopefully it's someone who truly lost their ring and they are looking for it. If they are to find it maybe it's a symbol of renewed love,” she said.

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