Merritt Island woman finds gold ring among Halloween candy

Woman finds ring while going through her son's candy

Published On: Nov 06 2013 11:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 11:40:40 PM EST
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -

A Merritt Island woman found quite the treat while going through her son's Halloween candy last week.

Jacqui Ricci told Local 6 she was shocked when she found a women's gold ring with gemstones among her son's chocolate bars and other candy.

Ricci is now convinced the ring must have slipped off someone's finger while handing out goodies and she's on a mission to find its rightful owner.

"I wear my jewelry all the time and I would be devastated if I lost any of it," said Ricci.

Ricci has since posted the discovery on Facebook, contacted the police department, searched Craigslist and displayed fliers in her neighborhood hoping to return the ring.

Ricci does not want Local 6 to show the ring's setting, hoping its owner will come forward and describe the jewelry. She said so far, four people who've lost a ring have contacted her, but Ricci has yet to make a match.

"And I feel bad for disappointing them," said Ricci. "They're all excited and hopeful. One woman lost an engagement ring and a wedding ring and I have to tell them, 'No, I'm sorry, that doesn't match.'"

Ricci said her son went trick-or-treating to about 60 homes on Halloween night in Merritt Island's Sykes Cove and Palmetto subdivisions.

If you know someone who may have lost the ring on Halloween and can help solve the mystery, email Lisa Bell at lbell@clickorlando.com.