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12/12/2013 06:18 pm ET

Volunteer Shirley Grande Finds Diamond Ring In Maryland Christmas Tree Lot, Is Determined To Return It (VIDEO)

What would you do if you found a lost item of great value?

For volunteer Shirley Grande, the answer was simple -- she had to make sure it found its way home.

Grande was a volunteer at the Anne Arundel Alarmers’ Christmas Tree Fundraiser in Millersville, Md. She told CBS Baltimore that she spotted something shiny while raking debris in the tree lot. That something turned out to be a diamond encrusted ring.

“Probably somebody had taken their gloves off to look at the tree or something and it had fallen off,” she told the station.

Grande is now on a mission to find the ring's owner, KEYC-TV reports, and return what she assumes is a cherished possession.

“It definitely is a love ring," she told CBS. "It’s an intertwined ring, so I would assume it meant something to somebody."

Earlier this year, a wedding ring valued at $23,000 was accidentally sold for $10 at a garage sale. Thankfully, the good Samaritans who made the purchase returned the ring to its owner. And in August, when a Goodwill employee returned the $40,000 worth of jewelry she'd found, all she wanted in return was a hug.

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