Horror Moment Dog Owner Realizes Where Her Missing Diamond Ring Is

The disappearance of a valuable diamond ring sparked panic for one U.S. family until the unlikely culprit was discovered.

In a video posted to TikTok under the handle michlivinlife, a woman by the name of Michaela explained how she recently got a call from her mom “sobbing that she can’t find her ring.”

It goes without saying that the loss of a wedding ring is a costly one. In 2023, wedding planning website The Knot estimated the average cost of a bride’s engagement ring was in the region of $5,500.

Michaela’s mom’s ring likely carried additional sentimental value on top of any cash worth. Losing it would have been heartbreaking. Fortunately, for Michaela’s family, the ring had not gone far. Unfortunately for them, where it had gone was somewhere that made retrieving it an unsavory prospect.

According to the video shared to social media, when Michaela first got the panicked call from her mom she feared the worst. But then she noticed her dog “acting funny.”

Putting two and two together, Michaela got in touch with her cousin to ask if they could borrow his metal detector. Her dad then did a sweep of the dog with the device in a moment captured on camera by Michaela. Watch it here.

Sure enough, the metal detector began to beep furiously when placed on the dog’s stomach. Michaela then confirmed, via the inclusion of an X-ray in the video, that the dog had swallowed her mom’s ring.

Footage of the incident has now been watched over 7.8 million times on TikTok with many quick to see the funny side of it all. “A diamond in the ruff,” one amused viewer quipped. “She’s just holding onto it for safekeeping,” a second added with a third writing: “At least it’s in a safe place.”

Some wondered if, once retrieved, the mom would be happy to wear the ring again. “She will never look at the ring the same way,” one said. “Ah the memories.” One user suggested: “You can take it back to jeweler and they’ll replace it for free. My dog ate my infinity ring and Helzberg exchanged it free.”

Another wondered how it happened in the first place. “Mom shouldn’t be taking that off her finger ever,” they said. Others, meanwhile, shared memories of similar acts of theft. “Well, my friend’s dog ate my front teeth/bridge,” one wrote. “My dog ate my moms anxiety meds out the bottom of the trash,” another said.

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Michaela’s mom’s ring went missing and there was one prime suspect. They knew something was up when the dog started “acting funny.”


In a follow-up video, Michaela confirmed that the ring has now been successfully extracted from her dog’s stomach where it had become “wedged.” Since the incident, her mom claims to have cleaned it “100 times.”

Newsweek reached out to michlivinlife on TikTok and Instagram.

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