I was returning to my car from shopping at Goodwill and saw this ring laying on the pavement by my car. I assumed it was a cheap piece of costume jewelry but picked it up. Inside the band I saw 14K.
While I don't think the ring is particularly expensive it is probably enough someone is sorry they lost it. I went back into Goodwill and spoke to a manager to leave my phone number in case someone came asking about it. He was a young squirt and informed me if I found it in the store or on the parking lot I needed to leave it with him. I told him that was unacceptable and I turned to leave the store. At that point he decided to take my name and number.
Many years ago, when tennis bracelets were all the rage, I was in a nice department store in Texas, and found one on the floor of a dressing room. I knew immediately I had found a very nice piece of jewelry. I went to the office and they too insisted I leave the bracelet but I refused. I left my name and phone number.
Later I did receive a phone call from a woman who said her husband had given her that bracelet on their thirtieth wedding anniversary when they were living in Germany.
I have not received a call about this ring and did not really expect to as there are a number of stores that use that parking lot. I wish the person who lost it had it back. It is doubtful I will ever wear it.