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Panicky Couple ISO Two Lost Rings

By Shannon in Miscellaneous on Feb 27, 2007 9:50PM

If you’re getting married soon and have packed your rings up for safe-keeping until the big day … you might want to double-check your hideyhole. A pair of wedding rings was found at a bus stop downtown last Wednesday. Marcellus Smith, a rush hour commuter, saw the rings gleaming on the ground at the State and Lake bus stop. Initially thinking they were a penny, he queried a CTA worker as to what he should do with them, who told him, “Try and find who they are.” … We’re going to let that one go for the sake of our blood pressure.

ringsThe rings do have names inscribed in them — Woo Jin and Joe Eun – along with a date, which is the real scary part: 3-3-07. So these rings have until Saturday to get back to their rightful owners, or … or we don’t know. What happens in situations like that? Do the ringbearers whip up something out of tinfoil? Does a bridesmaid have to run out to Walgreens for some Ring Pops? In any case, the bands are in the hands of the police for the moment, just waiting to be claimed.

Some more pertinent details:

  • Both silver bands appraised at roughly $50 each.
  • One ring is size 9 ¼ and the other is 7 ¼.
  • The engraving was done by a machine, rather than a human.

In fact, CBS managed to track down the shop where the rings were engraved, Accurate Engravers, in the Loop. According to the article, “[c]lerks remember engraving the date, but have no records of the transaction.” Huh. These are wedding bands here. Even if they did only cost $50, aren’t they slightly important, perhaps? How can you etch something and not have a record, especially if that’s all your store does? At any rate, if you have any info whatsoever, CBS urges you to email them.

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