Woman finds diamond ring in Chicago, searches for ring's owner

SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Liane Troy stumbled upon a valuable diamond ring just after Valentine's Day and now she's hoping to find its owner.

"I'm walking quickly and I see something kind of glistening on the ground, it was kind of surrounded by the snow," she recalled of the moment she decided to pick up what she thought might something valuable.

"I didn't know if it was real or if it was costume jewelry, but I thought I'll take a look at it later and see," Troy added.

A few days passed before she remembered the mystery item was still in her bag. After washing it off, Troy discovered she had found a beautiful diamond ring near the bus stop at the corner of Hubbard and Orleans streets downtown. She went to the nearby Starbucks and the police to see if anyone reported a missing ring; no luck. Weeks later, Troy's search for the ring's owner continues.

"If it was an engagement ring, somebody loved this woman and gave it to this woman and it should go back to her," she said.

Troy won't display the ring publically because she feels that would make it easy for just about anyone to claim ownership.

"It's 14k gold and that's about all I'm going to say...Whoever this belonged to would certainly be able to accurately describe it," she said.

Troy did show me the ring and asked you to contact ABC 7 if you think it's yours so we can connect you with her.

Troy plans to hold onto the ring for a month. If the rightful owner hasn't been found, she'll sell the ring, donating all of the money to the Foundation for Women's Cancer-the very place Troy was walking when she first stumbled upon this piece of jewelry.

"If I can't find the owner of this ring, if I can help other people, then that would be the right thing to do."

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