You Find Some, You Lose Some
Several months ago, I blogged about a woman who left her diamond ring in a restaurant washroom for just a short time but lost it forever.
Now here’s a story that runs in the opposite direction. Daniel Packer of Mervis Diamond Importers in Tyson’s Corner, Va., wrote in with the details:
Last week, someone walked into our store with a 3.02 carat diamond ring we sold several years ago that he found in a nearby parking lot with an estimated value of $40,000. We are now trying to find the owner of the ring and this has been a big news story here. I guess not everyone is greedy and some people are still interested in doing the right thing.
The twist, of course, is that if the kind-hearted stranger’s altruistic act doesn’t get the ring back in the hands of its owner, the store must decide what to do with its windfall. Keep it? Split it with the stranger? Donate the proceeds to charity?
[Addendum: The owners of the ring have been found.]