Although you can’t put a price tag on your relationship, engagement rings are tangible symbols of your partnership and a lifetime of happiness together. That’s why misplacing your sparkler is enough to induce panic. When Lupe Leyva attended a Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers game at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, January 8, 2023, her home team might have won, but she left the game feeling defeated—she lost her engagement ring. After realizing her rock was gone, the Denver resident immediately posted about the mishap on Facebook. “I NEED HELP!!” she wrote on her social media page. “I had my gloves on, took them off heading to the bathroom & off went my engagement ring.”
Leyva included a photo of her ring alongside the urgent message, and the piece of jewelry appears to be a marquise-cut center diamond on a twisted platinum band with smaller diamonds. Although she admitted it might be a lost cause, she refused to give up hope and encouraged her followers to share the message and keep their eyes and ears open. “Maybe if I have a little bit of hope, maybe a miracle is possible,” she writes. “Maybe just maybe a good soul will find it & turn it in.”
Thanks to her faith and the awareness that she spread, the football game attendee was finally able to retrieve her ring. According to KUSA, Leyva explained that someone turned the ring into the lost and found section at Empower Field at Mile High. “Members of the Broncos guest relations team were made aware of the lost ring via a Facebook post from the owner," a Broncos spokesperson tells People. "Guest relations connected with the security team, who hosts the stadium's lost and found to identify if the ring was turned in. The owner then connected with a member on staff, was able to describe and verify the ring, and we were able to reunite ring and owner yesterday evening.”
A stadium employee contacted Leyva with the good news. “MY HEART IS SO FULL!!” Leyva wrote in another Facebook status on Monday, January 9, 2023. “I was feeling awful & It felt like a long shot but the amount of support I felt from everyone helped keep me hopeful. There are good, kind people out there and I'm forever thankful for the person who found it & turned it in. They did not know who the person was, although I wish they did.. we have soooo many thanks to give.” In addition to the message, Leyva also shared a photo of herself and her family smiling while holding up her left hand, showcasing the retrieved sparkler.
The Broncos spokesperson says the guest relations staff’s ability to find the missing ring is evidence of their hard work. He calls it a “truly remarkable testament to our Guest Relations staff for being diligent with their sections and being trained to keep an eye out for everything!"