A California husband makes a 23-thousand dollar mistake.
He accidentally sold his wife’s diamond wedding ring for mere dollars.
The couple is hoping the buyer realizes the accident and returns the ring.
“It symbolizes love, and it’s a symbol of your relationship.”
Racquel Cloutier got a big surprise when she returned to her Laguna Niguel home a week and a half ago after giving birth to her fourth son.
understandably, she has not gotten over it.
“I feel, I don’t know, I feel naked. Every time you look down at your finger……I don’t know why I keep crying about it. I just want my ring back.”
Before Racquel headed to the hospital she stashed her three-carat wedding ring in a large watchbox her husband had purchased years ago.
Eric Cloutier had no idea that his wife’s 23-thousand dollar custom made ring was hidden there under a padded cushion.
During a community garage sale, he put the box on his driveway to sell.
The price, ten dollars.
“So I saw this big box in my closet. It had been there for over a year, probably worth about $120, $130 dollars, but I don’t need it. I never use it. So I brought that downstairs, I looked quick in it and there was nothing.”
“And I went into the closet, and I’m like, ‘Eric, where’s the box?’ He’s like ‘What box?’ ‘I’m like, the watchbox that was up on the shelf.” He’s like, ‘I sold it.’ And I’m like, ‘What do you mean you sold it? You sold the box?’ And so I just started crying and he’s like ‘Why are you crying?’ ‘My ring is in the box, that’s why I’m crying.’ ‘You got to be kidding me, the ring is in the box!’
That was eleven days ago and the couple have no idea who the woman is who bought the box oe whether she’s lifted up the cushion and found the wedding ring.
It is not insured.
“It means something, a lot to her. So I hope the lady can bring it back. I can give her a reward for it, you know. I’m not going to give her a $22,000 reward, but I will give her a reward.”