One Colorado firefighter was so focused on fighting the Black Forest fire in June that he didn't notice his wedding ring slip off.
But according to KKTV out of Colorado Springs, Ian Hass didn't have to go without a ring for very long.
One of his fellow firefighters contacted local jeweler Luisa Graff and local charity Tri-Lakes Cares to replace Haas' wedding ring. Haas told KKTV that receiving his new band was an emotional experience.
"It's trying times for my wife and myself, she had to just quit her job recently because of health problems so it's very emotional, getting a new ring," he said.
Lost treasures don't always come in a treasure chest filled with gold. The members of the South Alabama Historical Research and Recovery Association know this.
Their shared passion is simple: metal detecting. The group of roughly 30 members brings together people who share a common interest as well as using that common interest to reunite people with their lost treasures.
Charles McLeod, treasurer and longtime member of SAHRARA, said he was able recently to reunite a man with his initial ring that was lost more than 30 years ago.
Losing your engagement ring can be devastating, especially given that the odds of finding such a tiny (but valuable) piece of jewelry are slim. But believe it or not, it does happen -- even after as many as 17 years!
Talk about finding a needle in a haystack.
Mission Beach’s Debbie Roth was fixing dinner Sept. 29 when she took her wedding ring off to prepare some potatoes. When finished, she washed up, dried her hands with a paper towel and tossed it in the trash before returning to dinner.
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