Woman Buys Goodwill Jeans, Finds Diamond Ring in Pocket, Seeks Original Owner

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Deb Thompson's Monday trip to a Coon Rapids, Minn., Goodwill store, netted her a $4 pair of jeans ... with a diamond ring inside worth over $6,000.

Ironically, she picked out that particular pair because her daughter liked the "bling" - fake diamonds - on some of the embroidery. Little did she know.

She discovered the ring in the pocket while trying them on at home.

"I took the ring out of my pocket and sat on the floor with my daughter and her fiancé. I put my arm out in the center, and I opened it in my palm and we all just went, 'Wow. Oh my God," Thompson recalled to ABC News.

Deb Thompson

All Thompson could think was, "Oh geez, somebody lost their ring. The husband or fiancé must be out there saying, 'You're not getting another one!'"

When she first found the ring, Thompson contacted her local ABC affiliate in an attempt to find the owner. She then had the thing appraised.

Not only was the diamond ring real, it was worth $6,500.

Now Thompson, of Ham Lake, Minn., is reaching out via Facebook and working with Goodwill to try to find the engagement ring's original owner.

Sadly/amusingly, seven people have come forward.

Thompson is leaving the background-checking up to Goodwill. She did, however, have a very specific way she'd like the scenario to end.

"This is how I see this whole story ending: Somebody comes forward, says they lost the ring, says they're insured and have the papers to prove it."

"That's how I'm hoping this ends. Only time will tell."

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