A lost diamond ring found at the Rogers Wastewater Treatment Plant is now reunited with its owner, according to a news release from the Metropolitan Council.
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Hundreds of people contacted the Met Council, hoping the lost ring was theirs. Only one photo looked similar, so two jewelers compared the ring to the photo and confirmed it to be a match, according to the release.
“My daughter called me and she said, ‘Mom, you’re never going to believe this,’” said Mary Strand, the owner of the ring.
She said her daughter alerted her to news reports about a ring being discovered at the wastewater plant.
Strand believed it could be hers, after losing a gold ring back in 2010.
She said her husband had gotten her a ring for their 33rd wedding anniversary but it was a little too big.
“I reached over and flushed the toilet and the ring fell in and it was swirling around and I truly dove for it,” Strand explains.
Oddly enough, the Strands run a sewer business called Viking Sewer and Drain Services, so they have experience in retrieving items that have gone down drains.
She said they took the toilet outside and tried to shake out the ring, then put a sewer camera 200 feet down the sewer line to see if they could find it.
“We’ve saved a lot of rings and we really thought