DELMAR, N.Y. -- A local woman who found what she thought was a diamond ring at a gas station says she's still trying to find its owner.
Melissa Taylor-Logrippo says she was getting gas at the Cumberland Farms gas station in Delmar on her way home when she dropped her keys, finding the diamond ring on the ground next to them. She says she was stunned and went inside the gas station in an attempt to find its owner.
Concerned, she called police and reported her find before posting the image to Facebook. She posted a photo of the ring as well as a message asking people to share the photo in hopes of finding the ring's owner.
"I know it means a lot to someone out there and I can't imagine how upset they are right now," she posted. "I didn't want to bring it into the gas station, not knowing what they would do with it. The owner must prove to me it's theirs. Please help me get this ring back! I hope someone would do this for me."
She even went to a jewelry store to get more insight, and the store was able to tell her the size of the ring and that the diamond itself was not real. But she says that's not stopping her from continuing her search for the owner.
"Monetary value is just one part," she explains.
Taylor-Logrippo says she's lost rings before that weren't worth much – but worth millions to her.
"There could be some young man out there that only had 20 dollars in his pocket to buy his girlfriend a ring, and she might love it," she says. "It would mean the world to me to find the person it belongs to and brighten their day."
If you believe you know the owner of the ring, you can contact Taylor-Logrippo via email at email@example.com.