Woman finds lost wedding ring nine years later

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Somers Point, NJ (WPVI/CNN) — A New Jersey woman says it’s the best Christmas gift she could imagine.

Paula Stanton was cleaning her bathroom nine years ago when her 20th-anniversary diamond ring fell into the toilet and went down the drain. Two years ago, she asked the public works department if they might have found it, but no such luck.

Then, after Stanton and her husband returned from a Thanksgiving trip last month, a big surprise. The public works crew chief found the ring in a pipe near the home.

“I was just thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. Stunned. I could just not believe it. Called my husband immediately. And he was happy. He was surprised,” says Stanton.

She says she will never again let the ring out of her sight.

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