Help News 3 solve a lost diamond ring mystery!

Help us solve a lost diamond ring mystery! A UNLV student found the precious piece of jewelry on the campus. She's looking for its rightful owner. (Kelsey Thomas | KSNV)

A Las Vegas woman is desperately searching for the owner of a lost diamond ring.

Julia Witt found the beautiful band Nov. 8 at UNLV. It was on the ground outside of the Stan Fulton Building at Flamingo and Swenson.

News 3 is showing you the diamond to make sure the ring goes back to its rightful owner.

“It just sounded like a quarter. You know what I mean? It sounded like change,” said Julia Witt.

Witt knew what she found was worth much more, somewhere between hundreds of dollars and priceless.

“I was walking to my car, long day, got off school at 9:45 at night and I just kicked the ring,” explained Witt. “I bent down and picked it up. I thought it was fake. But it's not."

Witt is a newlywed herself, so she knew the ring might be a symbol of love and commitment to someone out there.

“If I lost my wedding ring, I’d be really upset,” she noted. “I would be terrified. My husband would be really upset,” she said with a laugh.

It’s why Witt is going out of her way to reunite the ring with its rightful owner.

“I started on Craigslist. I figured that would be a good place to start. Nobody has really posted anything. I researched on Google. I tried Facebook. Lost items. I've tried. I've tried,” she explained.

Witt has had no luck, but she’s not giving up. “Hopefully this person will come forward,” said Witt.

Witt’s kindness could help put the precious piece of jewelry back on the finger of its mystery owner.

“I just feel it's a bad omen if you held onto the ring,” explained Witt.

If you know who the ring belongs to, email Kelsey Thomas at or call her at 702-657-3167.

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