Hager Elsayed said she thought her princess-cut ring -- given to her by fiance Juan Rivera -- was gone for good after it apparently slipped off her finger at a subway station in November, the New York Post reported Thursday.
Elsayed said she was at the Fort Hamilton Parkway N-train station in January and on a whim decided to ask the station agent if anyone had found her ring.
Anthony Tiralosi, the station agent, said the ring was found near the MetroCard machine by an elderly Asian woman who didn't speak any English.
"I knew it was an engagement ring because I used to sell jewelry," Tiralosi said. "As soon as I saw it, I knew the ring was worth at least $4,000. It was a gorgeous ring. I said, 'Gee, whoever lost this must feel sick.'"
Elsayed was able to claim the ring from the lost and found after providing documentation that it belonged to her.
"The whole moral of the story is there are still good people out there," Elsayed said.