04/17/2012 09:51 am ET

Josh Miller, Georgia Man, Accidentally Donates Engagement Ring To Goodwill

After finding the perfect engagement ring, Josh Miller found the perfect hiding spot -- so perfect that he accidentally gave away the jacket in which he had tucked away the piece of jewelry, WSBTV reports.

Miller, 31, made the heartbreaking discovery on Wednesday when he was preparing to propose to his girlfriend, Cara Epstein. While searching through his closet, the Georgia native realized that the uninsured ring had been sent along to Goodwill with a pile of clothes.

"I was just shaking," Miller told WSBTV. "I didn't know what to do, or what to say, or how to feel.

While the two are planning to move forward with their wedding plans, Miller -- who works as a landscaper -- says it will be challenging to scrape together the cash to make another big-ticket purchase.

“She talked about the exact ring she wanted for a long time,” Miller told the news outlet, “and we finally for once found the perfect, perfect engagement ring.”