A diamond ring that a South Florida department store sales associate found inside a shoe has been returned to its owner.

Susan Ray said she thinks she lost her great-grandmother's engagement ring while she was looking at shoes at a Loehmann's store. A sales associate, Maria del Carmen Servin, found the piece of jewelry in a Cole Haan pump.

Servin gave the ring to loss-prevention employees, and Ray soon contacted the store.

Ray, a retired tax attorney, said the experience "made me really rethink how I think about people."

For turning in the ring, Servin will be featured in a company newsletter and get a Loehmann's gift card. She will also receive $10 from a store program.