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SA professor searching for lost engagement ring one month before wedding

Dr. Jasmine Harris believes she lost the ring at or close to the St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio Sunday, March 20.

SAN ANTONIO — A UTSA professor is lower than a month away from getting married.

This previous weekend, every little thing was able to go for the massive day — till she lost her engagement ring.

Now, Dr. Jasmine Harris is on a frantic search to search out it. She’s not alone, although. Thousands of strangers on Twitter are becoming a member of in.

“I honestly feel like a shell of a person without it. I wake up in tears,” Harris instructed KENS 5 Friday by way of Zoom.

Harris acquired engaged 9 months in the past. Her fiancé and highschool sweetheart, Michael Bent, proposed the day the couple moved from Philadelphia to San Antonio.

She says Bent custom-made the ring with a pear-shaped diamond and a winding ivy design for the open band. 

Harris can not help however admire its magnificence. But Sunday after brunch, when she took a second to admire the ring, it wasn’t on her hand.

“It wasn’t there,” stated Harris. “My heart sank because I couldn’t remember taking it off.”

Harris believes the ring might be in downtown San Antonio on the St. Anthony Hotel. She says it was the one place she went Sunday.

“We went to brunch at Rebelle.”

Hotel and valet staff helped her search the lodge and restaurant inside and outside.

Harris says she’s nonetheless tearing her personal home aside, room by room.

“My fiancé was like, ‘Maybe it’s in the house somewhere’. My gut tells me that that’s not true,” stated Harris. “One of the jewelers did say that it maybe slipped off because it wasn’t so loose that it would normally fall off, but it was loose enough that it would sort of turn around on my finger.”

Sunday afternoon, Harris took to social media and tweeted images of the lost ring.

In a matter of hours, her tweet went viral with greater than 10,000 retweets by strangers keen to assist. Some shared her images on Nextdoor and social media, others gave recommendation on different avenues to search out the ring. A lady even provided to make Harris an an identical engagement ring.

“I didn’t expect that to happen. I honestly believe it’s in-part because the ring is so beautiful and it’s so different,” stated Harris. “For me, it’s not even the value. It’s something that is irreplaceable…I love it beyond its materiality. I love it for what it symbolizes.”

Harris filed a police report. Her ring can be a part of a nationwide registry, serial quantity included.

“So if anyone tries to sell it or tries to pawn it, they will come across the police report,” she defined.

The couple is about to elope April 22.

“I’m supposed to be getting married in a month,” she stated. “Now I may have to do that without my engagement ring.”

The St. Anthony is gifting the couple a free night time keep on the lodge for their wedding: A room with a park view. 

If you discover the ring, Dr. Harris says you’ll be able to tweet her at @DrHarrisJay, textual content her at 952-380-8742 or attain her by way of e-mail at [email protected]

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