Mary Combs remembers every detail of her high school class ring.
The 1985 Waynesboro High School ring was adorned with an orange topaz birthstone, revealing the name Mary on one side and the image of a cross on the other. Her full maiden name, Hazel Mary Smith, was etched on the band’s interior.
The ring, though, was lost to the Matthews, Ga., resident 16 years ago.
After speaking with a man over the phone who claimed to have a ring matching her description, it didn’t take long for Combs to put two and two together.