A self-proclaimed “romantic” is on a quest to find the owner of a glittering wedding ring that she found buried under the leaves outside a park on Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights.
Alton Kinsey — who says that she believes in guardian angels — spotted the 14-carat white gold band near Prospect Place on Oct. 11.
“It’s like I was supposed to see it,” she said. “I got a deep feeling: I need to find whoever it belongs to.”
Kinsey printed and posted dozens of “Wedding Ring Found” fliers around the neighborhood — and quickly got two responses. But those “grooms” couldn’t identify a secret symbol on the inside of the band, plus other tell-tale markings — though Kinsey always looks to the good of humanity and thus does not believe they were con artists.
“A lot of people lose wedding rings, so I don’t think they were trying to steal it,” she said.
She also refuses to give up: After the rain destroyed her fliers last week, she printed a second batch and posted them again.
“When someone gives you a wedding ring, it’s supposed to be for life,” she said. “I’d want somebody to do this for me.”
Contact Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org — if it really is your ring.
Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at email@example.com or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.