PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A Center City man reached out to FOX 29 saying he found a diamond wedding band on the street. Now, he hopes to reunite the ring for the rightful owner.
Patrick Gore says it was a little over a year ago, he was walking his dog near Rittenhouse Square.
"And I just looked down,” he explained to FOX 29's Bruce Gordon. “And I found it!"
He saw something shiny on the sidewalk and thought it was a shard of glass.
"So I was going to pick it up to throw it to the side of the street and it was a diamond! A diamond ring!"
An 18-karat. white gold wedding band, featuring a row of princess cut diamonds.
Gore had a lot on his mind back then. His father had just died and he had health problems of his own, so he tossed the ring in his jewelry box and forgot about it.
Then, he re-discovered it and reached out to FOX 29.
"I thought, wow,” he said. “Maybe it's something special to somebody."
Gordon accompanied Gore to Max Weiner Fine Jewelers on Jewelers' Row where Alicia Alberto Demore agreed to take a look. We wanted to find unique attributes that only the rightful owner would likely know. Ring size and total carat weight? She told us both.
"So the hallmark, which would be the words inscribed inside the ring,” said Alberto Demore as she peered through a microscope, “is the word ------------.
That word-- the "hallmark"-- is linked to the brand name. The manufacturer and the owner would likely know that word.
"So a person knows when they have a brand name,” said Alberto Demore. “Just like they would know if they had a Louis Vuitton bag or a Chanel bag, they know it by their brand."
Patrick Gore hopes our viewers will see this report, spread the word, and reunite ring with bride.
When reminded that there might be an intriguing story behind the ring he replied, “Yes, and maybe we'll find the person and they can tell the story!"
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