Man accidentally donates diamond engagement ring to charity
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A US man has accidentally donated a solitaire diamond ring to a charity shop.
The New York Daily News reported that Josh Miller, from Georgia, donated a ski jacket to Goodwill, forgetting that the diamond ring he had bought for his partner was in the pocket.
The engagement ring was worth $3,500 but it wasn’t insured. The couple, who work as a teacher and a landscaper, say they are unlikely to be able to afford such a big purchase again for a long time.
Mr Miller donated the coat on a Monday but didn’t realize until the Wednesday that it contained the engagement ring he had bought for his girlfriend, Cara Epstein. Unfortunately by that time, however, someone had already bought the coat from the charity store.
Mr Miller told WSB-TV, “That ring means more to me than anything I can explain.” The couple are hoping the recipient will own up and give the treasured ring back.
Mr Miller added, “We just finally, for once, found the perfect engagement ring, and we were very excited.”
He said he had kept the ring for a couple of months and was waiting for permission from Ms Epstein’s father before popping the question officially. Ms Epstein stated, "It's a setback, but we'll move forward. I'm trying to be positive."