A Woman Flushed Her Ring Down The Toilet, Lived Everyone's Nightmare

    Cue a collective shudder.

    No one wants their engagement ring — or ANY piece of jewelry — to fall into the toilet and then get flushed into oblivion.

    Yet that's exactly what happened to Carissa Wolter of Jurupa Valley, California, on Nov. 3. She flushed both her engagement ring and a pair of diamond earrings down the toilet after forgetting they were in a pile of tissues.

    "I never thought I'd be so careless about something so valuable," Wolter told BuzzFeed Life. "When I realized what I had done, it seemed unreal."

    They called the Jurupa Community Services District the next morning; the JCSD team set a trap for the jewelry and eventually found it in a sewer near Wolter's house.

    A customer accidentally flushed her engagement ring & earrings down the toilet. JCSD to the rescue! @ABC7RobMcMillan

    JCDS representative Daniel Cardenas told KABC that Wolter is lucky that she lives at the end of a low-flow sewer main.

    "A ring like that is very important and we're just happy we were able to do the best to successfully recover it," he said.

    Cardenas added that it helped that Wolter took the proper precautions after researching online what to do if you accidentally flush something valuable; the couple didn't flush any more water until the JCDS team showed up.

    Wolter told BuzzFeed Life that after she gets her ring cleaned, she'll keep it on her finger, where it belongs.

    Just, you know, be careful with that thing.

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