I've featured many stories about lost class rings being found. But the story of the ring you see above stands out for at least three reasons:
1. The ring was lost in 1970 and found this year -- a 44-year gap!
2. The ring was successfully reunited with its original owner.
3. The ring was found by a St. Louis sewer crew, which found it while cleaning a clogged sewer line. The ring (which was not the source of the clog) had apparently been there for four decades. Hmmm, would you wear a ring that had spent that long in a sewer, or even want to own it?
You can read more about this here.
(Big thanks to James Poisso for pointing me toward this one.)