By Katie Nielsen

SAN RAMON (KPIX) — Surveillance video helped an East Bay woman track down a precious family heirloom – her wedding ring.

“Sarah” shared her story but did not want to show her face or reveal her last name because she hadn’t had the courage to tell her family it was missing.
“My grandparents were married for 62 years and I thought that it would be good luck to put it in my, in my ring. Maybe I would be so blessed to have the same successful marriage they did.”

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Sarah was speaking about the main diamond in her wedding ring.

She said the set fell off her finger around 1:30 Monday afternoon at City Center Bishop Ranch as she was carrying her son back to the car.

“I don’t sleep at night and I look at those photos in the middle of the night and it kills me, kills me,” she said through tears.

Sarah said she realized it wasn’t on her finger before she got on the freeway and immediately drove back but the ring was already gone.

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San Ramon police say they identified two men who might know where it is and released surveillance photos in the hope someone might recognize them.

“It appears in the photos that they’re on the same path we were to the car and it appears one of the men is holding the ring.”

Sarah said all she cared about was getting the ring back.

“Please, I beg you to turn it in. I don’t want a new one. I don’t want money. I just want the ring back, because it has so much meaning to it.”
San Ramon police said they did not believe the men in the surveillance photos stole the ring but said they might know where it is and ask anyone with information to contact them.

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A few hours after “Sarah” told her story on KPIX she texted reporter Katie Nielsen to say that the two men seen in the surveillance photos brought the ring to the San Ramon police department.