With This Ring: NH Woman Wishing for Christmas Magic to Return Lost Item
Photo — This ring is similar in style to the one that Donna Coleman lost but is not the actual ring.
A Gilford woman lost a priceless family heirloom near Belfast, Maine, and is now looking for help to find it.
Donna Coleman set down the "most beautiful object" she owned Nov. 7 in her car to put lotion on her hands, forgot to put the ring on, and has not seen it since. She thinks the ring fell out of her car at some point on her journey eastward.
The engagement ring has a custom band and diamond a size that surpassed any other piece of jewelry Coleman has owned.
Belfast police took to Facebook on Dec. 7 asking for the person who found the ring to "do the right thing."
"Maybe you found this ring?? Let's create some Christmas magic and get the ring back on its intended finger," police wrote.
"I know you're not supposed to love material posessions, but it really is the most precious thing I have ever owned," she said.
Coleman also said the importance is not just because of the ring's beauty but where it came from as well.
Two years ago, Michael Vachon, Coleman's fiance, lost his father to Alzheimer's disease. His father's childhood friend, a jeweler, presented the ring to Vachon. The childhood friend passed away just a week before Coleman lost the ring.
Coleman's goal is to entice anyone who might think about selling the ring by giving them more money then they would get at a pawn shop.
As for replacing the ring "it will never be the same, the ring is irreplaceable," Coleman said.