NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Talk about finding a diamond in the rough.
Authorities said Durannis was en route to Guam for a honeymoon delayed by the pandemic. After going through security, the couple stopped at an airport cafe, where the wife noticed the missing stone on her ring.
“My wife was screaming because we didn’t know what happened, nor how to approach the situation,” husband Amir Khan Durrani wrote in an email to TSA.
He ran back to security and told the officers what happened.
About five hours later, TSA Chief John Killian saw something shiny on the floor between the metal detector and the X-ray machine, authorities said.
“I spotted the sparkle and thought to myself, ‘There’s no way that’s really it.’ I walked over and picked it up,” Killian said in a press release. “The shine caught my eye. I was like, “Wow, I just found this diamond!”
When the couple landed in Guam, they sent a photo to confirm it was their lost diamond and that they could pick it up on their return.
“I would like to commend everyone and their efforts for finding our diamond and keeping it safe before we return to New York,” Durrani wrote in an email. “I want to say, deep in my heart, that this moment brings us relief. I hope people understand what this means for me and my wife.”