A woman lost her class ring four years ago in South Carolina, and wasn’t expecting to see it again, but was in for a big surprise. Maggie Payne had a 2016 Clemson University class ring – she took it off when climbing a rock wall at the Fike Recreation Centre, also at the school, and found that she had misplaced it when searching inside her bag.
Unsurprisingly, Maggie ended up not expecting to ever see the ring even, buying a replacement, but got a big surprise when she received a Facebook message from Catherine Kenyon, currently a student at the uni.
She was at work – she’s now a marketing professional – and decided to check her social media as a distraction from meetings. That’s when she found the message from Catherine, who had gotten in touch after searching for her name on Facebook.
According to Catherine, her friend Leah Wiitablake had noticed the ring when she was in the parking lot at the centre last month – she thinks it’s been washed up by the rain. Maggie confirmed that it is indeed her old ring, as it still has her name, sorority letters, graduation year and degree title inscripted on it. She compared it to a fossil, and said it looks a bit ‘beat up’ which is no surprise when considering its story.
She was dubious at first, thinking that it must have been somebody else’s ring as it had been so long since it was lost. However, it is very much the same ring despite Maggie’s shock. She said that she’ll be wearing her newer ring for now, but plans to keep the original one in case she misplaces the former.
As surprising as this might have been for Maggie, it’s not the only time a lost ring has popped up unexpectedly in the most surprising of places. Last year, Bill Giguere lost his wedding ring up a 4,000-foot mountain, but it was found by a pair of hikers at a later date. We wonder if celebrities have lost their rings too? Have you ever lost anything with so much value? Let us know!