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A California husband accidentally sold his wife’s $23,000 diamond wedding ring for $10 at a garage sale on June 1 because he thought the box was empty

“Every year our community holds a garage sale. I was in the hospital, I just had a baby, so my husband thought it would be fun for my other kids if they could sell some things at the garage sale,” said Racquel Cloutier, 31, of Laguna Niguel, Calif., who owns the ring.

“He didn’t know that before I went to the hospital, I put my ring in that box. I wanted the ring to be in a safe place and out of reach from my 2-year-old twins,” Cloutier told ABC News.

Cloutier realized her ring, and the box it was in, was missing a day after she returned from the hospital, June 5.

“I go into my husband’s closet, can’t find the box, and then he tells me he sold it. I said, ‘You sold it? What do you mean you sold it?’

“I immediately started crying,” Cloutier said.

“I would never, ever keep the ring if I had found it,” Cloutier said. “If you’re honest, you’re honest. Clearly, the ring was in the box by accident.”

As for Cloutier’s husband, “He feels really terrible,” she said.


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