One month after getting engaged, a Minneapolis teacher was distraught when she accidentally dropped her $7,000 Tiffany's engagement ring off the edge of a boat.
Sara Stocco lost her ring while she and her fiancé, Adam Segar, were boating on Lake Minnetonka.
Aware of the lake's reputation as the "the singles bar of lakes" Stocco decided to wear her ring to keep other guys away.
To prevent the ring from getting oily while applying sunscreen on her fiance, Stocco put the prized bauble in her mouth. It was then that matters took a turn for the worse.
"I started talking or something and it bounced out and bounced on the floor of the boat," Stocco recalled. "It would have just stayed there, but someone left the front door of the boat open and it just bounced over the edge and me and Adam just stood there watching it go down in shock."
The panicked bride-to-be immediately grabbed goggles, jumped in the water and began looking for her ring -- but to no avail.
Unbeknownst to Stocco, however, a happy ending was just around the corner.
Word traveled quickly about the lost ring and before long amateur treasure hunter Denny Geffre heard about Stocco's story and decided to help.
After searching the lake with his metal detector for three days, he finally found the ring - buried under three inches of sand.
Stocco's advice for others? Leave your jewelry, especially your engagement ring at home.