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(Yahoo)   Woman finds $6500 diamond ring in pants bought at Goodwill. Advises Goodwill & works with them to find the owner. Seven people promptly email claiming to have lost it. That means there are 6 MORE rings out there   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2012-06-21 11:51:56 PM
Good job, subby. I laffed.
 
2012-06-22 12:05:46 AM
My guess is, the store manager or other Goodwill official gets hold of it "for safekeeping".
 
2012-06-22 12:36:54 AM
We need specifics subby.

/grabs recycled bags and dons GW sleuthing attire.
 
2012-06-22 01:04:59 AM
"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. So far, it's not that way, but we'll see. Only time will tell," said Thompson.

Well, you're probably going to have to ask them to describe the ring to you in greater detail. Unless you stupidly described it for them in your Facebook post that the article isn't directly linking to for some reason.
 
2012-06-22 01:51:29 AM
The Dwarven Lords can go suck eggs
 
2012-06-22 01:55:31 AM
Here for the Lord of the Rings reference...

/etc...
 
2012-06-22 01:55:58 AM
Seriously, the photographer couldn't have said "Alright hon, we're ready for the shot, can you set down that greasy bag of food for a sec?"

l3.yimg.com
 
2012-06-22 01:57:57 AM
I really need them to describe it to me, so I can tell them if it is mine or not.
 
2012-06-22 01:59:27 AM

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


Why? Goodwill didn't spot the ring originally before they put the pants out for sale, they can't be competent enough to figure out who it belongs to.

 
2012-06-22 01:59:59 AM
From the Goodwill facebook page:

Lost and found: A Goodwill shopper found a diamond ring in the pocket of capri pants bought at our Coon Rapids store. Now she needs your help to find its owner. Check out this story and direct message us if this ring could be yours. Please include a description of your ring; an image is even better. We trust the ring will be back on the finger of its happy owner soon!
 
2012-06-22 02:01:18 AM
Meant to add....I wonder how many pictures of penis rings will be sent in?
 
DYI
2012-06-22 02:01:38 AM
Is there One Ring to bind them?
 
2012-06-22 02:04:03 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Seriously, the photographer couldn't have said "Alright hon, we're ready for the shot, can you set down that greasy bag of food for a sec?"


Maybe she told the photographer: "no pics unless I can hide my tits."
 
2012-06-22 02:05:56 AM
$6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?
 
2012-06-22 02:05:57 AM
"Well ma'am, could any of the others describe the severed finger it was attached to?"
 
2012-06-22 02:08:05 AM

powhound: From the Goodwill facebook page:

Lost and found: A Goodwill shopper found a diamond ring in the pocket of capri pants bought at our Coon Rapids store. Now she needs your help to find its owner. Check out this story and direct message us if this ring could be yours. Please include a description of your ring; an image is even better. We trust the ring will be back on the finger of its happy owner soon!


The gypsies will be all over this
 
2012-06-22 02:08:22 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.
 
2012-06-22 02:08:40 AM
And about a $6500 diamond ring: a friend of mine bought his wife's engagement ring at a pawn shop for $300. His then-fiancee was so impressed by the ring, she looked up the ring on the internet and found it being sold by the original manufacturer for $2500.

So, what's this $6500 diamond ring really worth on the used market? I'm thinking drop a zero from it for retail sale, and divide that number by 3 if you're trying to sell it.
 
2012-06-22 02:08:46 AM
It's mine.

It's round and the diamond is sparkly? That's totally my missing ring.
 
2012-06-22 02:09:16 AM
So there are "not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, but seven" rings out there?
 
2012-06-22 02:12:19 AM
It's mine! Here's a picture:

i49.tinypic.com

Oh, and here's a pic of the pants they were found in:

i50.tinypic.com

$6,500 can buy you a nice ring, but it can't buy you good taste in clothing.
 
2012-06-22 02:24:00 AM
Seriously, $6500 for a ring? I paid barely $1200... Coke on!
 
2012-06-22 02:24:10 AM
Did any get this "paste" tested?
 
2012-06-22 02:29:05 AM
i admire subbys logic...
 
2012-06-22 02:30:01 AM
I didn't know rings wore pants.

/cue cymbal
 
2012-06-22 02:33:17 AM
The article says the ring was in a ball of lint. I'm picturing someone giving the pants a quick check, reaching in the pocket and pulling out the lint ball. Then he or she says "Meh, just lint" and puts it back in the pocket.
 
2012-06-22 02:35:51 AM

Birnone: The article says the ring was in a ball of lint. I'm picturing someone giving the pants a quick check, reaching in the pocket and pulling out the lint ball. Then he or she says "Meh, just lint" and puts it back in the pocket.


Lint is a traded commodity now. NASDAQ I think.
 
2012-06-22 03:18:06 AM
Anoka County strikes again..
 
2012-06-22 03:30:15 AM
Were those pants in a size 65 super short?
 
2012-06-22 03:45:40 AM
remember, de beers made diamonds value much higher than they should be....

so... good luck selling that ring for anything more than wholesale value.

it's a semi precious stone... for a reason
 
2012-06-22 03:51:21 AM
vodka-pomme.net
 
2012-06-22 03:51:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


I see you like to overpay for jewelry. Please, feel free to contact me when you're in the market for shiny pebbles.
 
2012-06-22 03:54:00 AM

Baron Harkonnen: So, what's this $6500 diamond ring really worth on the used market? I'm thinking drop a zero from it for retail sale, and divide that number by 3 if you're trying to sell it.


Have you ever tried to sell a diamond? (oldie but goodie)
 
2012-06-22 04:19:07 AM
2nddisk.files.wordpress.com

www.eastsidepatch.com
Both of these guys are saying it's theirs

Although honestly I do not see Sauron wearing those pants.
 
2012-06-22 04:50:15 AM
www.zombielandrules.com

Just mail it.
 
2012-06-22 05:00:39 AM
You're all wrong.

There were seven rings for the dwarf lords in their halls of stone.

Link

/Nerdgasm
 
2012-06-22 05:15:49 AM

fusillade762: It's mine! Here's a picture:

[i49.tinypic.com image 450x253]

Oh, and here's a pic of the pants they were found in:

[i50.tinypic.com image 454x253]

$6,500 can buy you a nice ring, but it can't buy you good taste in clothing.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-22 05:55:57 AM

Genta: remember, de beers made diamonds value much higher than they should be....

so... good luck selling that ring for anything more than wholesale value.

it's a semi precious stone... for a reason


Yeah, the reason artificial jewelry grade diamonds haven't flooded the market is that DeBeer's and the other major players could undercut the cost of production. I haven't looked into what % of industrial diamonds are natural but I bet they carry the base costs of the mining concerns.

Oh, and I don't know how automated diamond cutting is. It is a skilled profession but once you apply some AI to the topic you probably could reduce the skill level to that of a call center employee.
 
2012-06-22 05:56:49 AM

DarkPascual: Here for the Lord of the Rings reference...

/etc...


One does not simply walk into Goodwill...?
 
2012-06-22 06:08:35 AM
i471.photobucket.com

...found just feet away on the record shelf at that same Goodwill store...
 
2012-06-22 06:12:42 AM
"I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.
 
2012-06-22 06:32:10 AM
look at those pants - that ring was definitely bought with drug money
keep it. (the ring, not the pants)

also, great headline, subby!
 
2012-06-22 07:01:54 AM
Ugh, when will goodwill learn?

Ask people to describe the ring. Silver? Gold? What kind/color of stone? Size? Men or ladies?Bonus points for have a picture of themselves/family wearing it. Do not tip them off by telling them any details. Extra bonus points for describing the pants it was in(although if one donated multiple pairs months ago, this may not be possible)

Like cinderella, they will be asked to do a "fit test"
 
2012-06-22 07:03:38 AM

abhorrent1: "I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.


Quite frankly, it could have easily slipped off the finger of someone who was looking at the pants while shopping too.
 
2012-06-22 07:11:57 AM

abhorrent1: "I need to find the owner, and I'd love to hear the story of how it got in there,"

Not sure what kind of swashbuckling adventure she's expecting. My guess is they took it off and stuck it in their pocket to do some shiatty chore and forgot.


I was thinking the same thing. Why is it that people need to believe that every slightly unusual event that happens to them must be a byproduct of some fantastic adventure? She'll eventually get her story and if it isn't exciting enough it will get embellished a bit eachtime she tells it to someone. Eventually it will wind up as a gripping tale in which she becomes a selfless hero in the end. It will be retold by her so many times that her friends and family will roll their eyes and want to smoother her with a pillow every time she recounts her escapade.
 
2012-06-22 07:38:32 AM
"Coon Rapids"??

That's racist...
 
2012-06-22 07:56:02 AM
The owner should be able to identify the inscription on it.

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
 
2012-06-22 08:09:18 AM
I cannot understand why anyone would "try to find the owner" of the ring. There are morals in this world, yes. Thank goodness for that. But the ring was forgotten to a point where it ended up in the pocket of [ugly] pants that were donated to Goodwill. Whoever owned that ring didn't give a fark about it anyway.

To that end, if it were me (and I hope I never have to shop at Goodwill), I would have had that ring appraised and sold the day I found it.
 
2012-06-22 08:11:13 AM

Hagbardr: The owner should be able to identify the inscription on it.

Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.


"the language is that of Mordor, which I will not utter here"
 
2012-06-22 08:12:59 AM
The odd thing about the language of Mordor is that no one in Mordor speaks it. The inscription on the ring is it. Every other thing spoken there was English.
 
2012-06-22 08:26:45 AM
No way in hell a diamond ring is worth $6500 unless there is enough gold.
 
2012-06-22 08:28:20 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?


the diamond isn't worth shiat, the precious gems or gold could be worth that much though. Doubt it though.
 
2012-06-22 08:33:55 AM
By the way, am I the only one who noticed that the whole movement against 'blood diamonds' conveniently pushes the market back to the debeers monopoly and price inflation?

You guys think THEY are paying a fair cut of the markup to Africans?

The worst part of modern social consciousness is how directly it plays into the hands of big businesses in cases like this.

On the other hand if someone is stupid enough to pay 10x the value while turning their back on actual precious gems.... well I guess it is their money.
 
2012-06-22 08:40:00 AM
My wife 'never' checks my pockets before washing my stuff. This would not be so bad if I had put it in the hamper because I would have checked then but she just picks stuff up when I'm sleeping or in the shower. I lost a Razor phone that way (she still insists it was my fault even though I was sleeping when she picked up my pants).

I guess because women get to carry purses, they don't figure anyone else has to use pockets.
 
2012-06-22 08:55:01 AM
So like... have people here going "how much is a 6500 ring worth?" ever bought a ring? like an engagement ring and wedding band and whatnot?

Yeah when you buy the ring there are tons of discounts. Our local place when I got the missus' ring was a local store everyone used that seems to always have a "50%" or something sale.

But just because the ring only cost me XXXX, it doesn't mean the appraisal certificate from whatever that league of extraordinary gemtlemen does have it at some much higher value.

The ring is insured based on that certification, and i was shocked when the certification amount was well over double the "write a check to me" cost.

so yeah... once again I don't get how it works but it's nice to have insurance papers saying I spent like a king on the missus!
 
2012-06-22 09:06:59 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.


If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.
 
2012-06-22 09:14:40 AM
I've always wondered if it would be worth it to just buy the entire good will store, and do an extremely thorough search and inventory of everything inside. Get an antique guy in to see if any of the furniture is worth real money, an art guy in for art stuff, etc. Then just tear everything leftover apart to see if someone left a stash of cash inside or something.

abhorrent1:
If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.


A decent 1ct ring should come in around 5kish retail (and will probably appraise for 10k, like people say). An extremely high quality one near the top of the scale would come in around 10k retail.
 
2012-06-22 09:23:43 AM

LineNoise: I've always wondered if it would be worth it to just buy the entire good will store, and do an extremely thorough search and inventory of everything inside. Get an antique guy in to see if any of the furniture is worth real money, an art guy in for art stuff, etc. Then just tear everything leftover apart to see if someone left a stash of cash inside or something.

abhorrent1:
If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.

A decent 1ct ring should come in around 5kish retail (and will probably appraise for 10k, like people say). An extremely high quality one near the top of the scale would come in around 10k retail.


Yes I know. I've been ring shopping. Just pointing out that the people here making fun cause it's ONLY worth $6500 are the types the sales people can see coming a mile away. Hope they enjoy their overpriced shiat from Jared.
 
2012-06-22 09:25:16 AM

abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.

If you're the types that pay 18-20K for a one carat ring, You're getting ripped off and should feel dumb.


If you buy anything other than cubic zirconia you are a sucker.
 
2012-06-22 09:30:49 AM
Can't believe all the people talking about "only" $6500... this Farkette would be appalled to have that much spent on a silly bauble. We've got a life to build together, why the hell would you drop that kind of money on a ring?! Craziness. And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!
 
2012-06-22 09:38:56 AM

bextraordinary: And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!


Internet millionaires. Probably internet tough guys too.
 
2012-06-22 09:54:59 AM

bextraordinary: Can't believe all the people talking about "only" $6500... this Farkette would be appalled to have that much spent on a silly bauble. We've got a life to build together, why the hell would you drop that kind of money on a ring?! Craziness. And to then say that's not enough and talk about spending twice that? Who ARE you people and what do you do for a living?!


Diamonds are basically worthless since they can be cheaply manufactured with much higher quality than natural diamonds.

Also, there are giant warehouses rumored to be full of 'dirt' diamonds that are hoarded just to keep the prices artificially high.

Add to this that they are the cause of untold misery in many poor nations thru slave labor and war.

Buying diamonds pretty much makes you a bad person.

But they have good advertising, I still had to buy my wife one even though I explained all this to her.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:33 AM
CSS:

One time, I was looking for a new jumper at the thrift store and I found this cute denim jumper. When I got home, I tried it on and was showing it to my daughter and her friend (who was visiting at the time). The friend said, "That reminds me of my mother's jumper. She has one that looks just like it." I reached in the pocket and found a green rosary (the friend was Catholic) that I hadn't noticed before. I said, "Is this your mother's rosary?" Turns out it was.

Apparently, the jumper was her mother's FAVORITE, but her step-father hated the dress. He had tried to throw it away and the mother went to the dumpster to retrieve it. One time he tried donating it to the Goodwill store and the mother happened to find it when she was shopping for baby clothes with her daughter. And this time I happened to find it clear on the other side of town in this little hole-in-the-wall thrift store. It didn't quite fit me right, though, because her mom was about four inches shorter than me. So I gave it (and the rosary, of course) to my daughter's friend and she took it back home to her mom.

/Step-dad slept on the couch that night.
 
2012-06-22 11:59:44 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: AverageAmericanGuy: $6500 diamond ring? LOL. What's that? Half a carat?

Someone lost their JC Penney engagement ring. I'm sure they're crushed.


I researched how to buy a diamond, what to look for and whatnot, for months before I paid over $16,000 for my wife's engagement ring. Then, a few years later I became friends with a jeweler and learned I overpaid by thousands because I had paid mostly for a box and a brand, I was ignorant of the market. If I tried to sell that ring I would bet I would have trouble realizing $5,000.

The jewelers know there are enough suckers like me out there who will overpay 4x actual value, that's how they stay in business.
 
2012-06-22 12:28:54 PM

Doink_Boink: before I paid over $16,000 for my wife's engagement ring. Then, a few years later I became friends with a jeweler and learned I overpaid by thousands because I had paid mostly for a box and a brand, I


you are a dumbass.
seriously.

researching how to buy a diamond? it's easy around here:

1) Find Jew friend whose family has lived in area forever
2) Talk to Jew friend's mother (or Jew friend if they are old enough [not newlywed; the 'Jew Diamond' gene develops after childbirth])
3) Go to place Jew Friend/Jew Friend's mother went to
4) Buy Ring
 
2012-06-23 02:24:30 PM
No, it means that there are six liars out there.
 
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