A four-carat diamond ring lost at the Newark Airport security checkpoint was returned to its owner 10 days and an international trip later after a passenger spotted it on the floor, authorities said.
Navnett Guleria, of Pennington, N.J., had removed her bracelet, watch and ring to go through the checkpoint at Newark on Feb. 14 as she and her husband left for an overseas flight.
When she opened her purse on the plane to put the ring back on, the 25th anniversary gift from her husband wasn't on the bracelet where she had hooked it, authorities said.
A passenger behind her in line at the security gate had turned it in to Transportation Security Administration Officer Meredith Grillos, who was staffing the checkpoint podium at the time, according to a release from the TSA.
"It was beautiful," Grillos said. "I know my diamonds, and I'm sure the woman was very distraught."
Grillos handed it to the TSA Lost and Found, and when Guleria and her husband returned to the U.S., they contacted the airport Lost and Found.
She got it back 10 days after it was lost.