Katie Sattler of Vero Beach, Fla., was driving home from the groomer at PetSmart when she realized her the diamond in her engagement ring was no longer there. The three-carat diamond is worth about $30,000, but Sattler says the sentimental value is priceless.
Sattler says she “freaked.” She pulled over on the side of the road in a panic and called her husband.
"She's just frantically crying," said Mark Sattler. "I knew something was seriously wrong. She's just hyperventilating and I'm just trying to figure out what's going on."
She called PerSmart hoping someone could find it there. Manager Jeff Lamscha agreed to look in the grooming area.
"I couldn't understand her at first," Lamscha told WPBF News. "There was stuttering, sounded like crying. I wasn't sure what was going on."
He found the diamond within a minute of looking for it, “I saw it sparkling there in the corner.” He immediately told Sattler he had it and that she was free to pick it up whenever.
“I was thankful that I found it. She was crying on the phone with me. I felt bad for her. I can sympathize,” Lamscha said. He claimed it never occurred to him to keep the diamond. “I just feel like that's something that everybody should do. It’s the way I was raised,” he added.
The couple since decided to have the ring insured and sent it to be appraised.
Source: Daily Mail