Area resident Deb Thompson found a diamond ring in a pair of secondhand capri pants she purchased at the Coon Rapids Goodwill store, but she says she can’t bring herself to keep it.
Now, she is working with Goodwill to locate the ring’s original owner, who donated much more than they realized.
Thompson bought the pants June 18 at the Goodwill store on Coon Rapids Boulevard and discovered the ring after returning home.
A jeweler estimates the ring is worth between $5,000 and $6,500.
According to Thompson, she can’t keep the ring.
Instead, she wants to find the owner so she can hear the story of how the ring got there, Thompson said in a Goodwill press release.
According to Goodwill Director of Marketing Lisa Ritter, the ring’s owner still hadn’t been identified.
Hundreds of inquiries have poured in from across the country, but Ritter said the owner likely made the donation at a Goodwill store in Coon Rapids or elsewhere in the Twin Cities.
Inquiries about the ring can be made on www.facebook.com/GoodwillMinnesota or www.goodwilleasterseals.org under “Contact us.”
Since 1984, Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota has provided employment services for people with barriers to education, employment and independence.