Originally Posted by dannyqball_817
Say you found a tennis bracelet, 42 diamonds laced in gold. Do you
1. find out if it's real and sell it
2. go back to the store and tell the little old lady behind the counter that you found it outside the store and ask if anyone has mentioned losing it.
Keep in mind you are strapped for cash and if it is real you can solve some financial problems.
Hmmm, what to do, what to do.
Coincidentally, I had a similar event happen with me back in 1981. My wife and I were in a motel parking lot and we found a gold choker with diamond chip clasp. At first we tried to convince ourselves that it was costume jewelry, but even to our novice eyes, it was obviously quality jewelry. So we went to our room and discussed it.
We finally left a note with the desk clerk giving our names and address and several phone numbers for anybody who could describe the jewelry.
I called the motel a couple of times over the following month and nobody ever asked about it.
In hindsight, I imagine that given the quality of the motel (not), the jewelry may have fallen out of the possession of a thief who stole it from somewhere else. In which case, the owner wouldn't have thought to enquire in this motel.
So maybe a advertisement in the newspaper would have been the a better choice.