RING of TRUTH

AMERICAN CLASS RING

Typical Class Ring. Ebay.

There was a recent story in the media – and one we are all familiar with – about a detectorist who was ‘on a mission’ to reunite a unique ring with its owner after he recovered it from a local field. He thought whoever lost it would be grateful for the safe return.

We tend to assume that the return of such a find will be welcomed by the true owner, but this isn’t always the case as I related in a 2007 article when I told the story about a ring found in the UK being reunited with the American giver. He wasn’t very happy to be reunited with the ring for it brought back memories of a bad relationship that he had been trying to forget. Not only that – he had married another lady and was very happy.

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