Diamond ring falls from sky, search for owner underway

Diamond ring falls from sky, search for owner underway

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An Alabama family is trying to solve the mystery behind a diamond engagement ring that appears to have fallen from the sky into their back yard.

The Weeks family of Winfield, Al. was on their way to church on Sunday, July 6, when mother Melany spotted two shiny, blue helium balloons in their backyard, according to a report in Al.com

"Our neighbors had a birthday party for their child a week or so before this, and I thought maybe some balloons had gotten away from the party and caught on something in the field and never thought more of it," she told Al.com.

The next day the balloons were still there, so she sent her boys out to pick them up.

They discovered a diamond engagement ring and a wedding band were tied to the balloons.

Weeks said that the balloons were plain and did not have any writing on them. There was no note attached, either.

She took the rings to the police department. A description of the rings has not been released. Police say the owner must be able to describe them accurately.

"I hope if someone really is wanting them back that they somehow read something in the paper or on Facebook," Weeks told Al.com. "I know I'd be devastated if I lost mine."

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