Blue Talon Bistro is playing the part of a lost and found.
The Merchants Square restaurant is in possession of lost a wedding band found on the dining room floor in November.
Nine months later, Blue Talon’s staff is still looking for its owner.
“It’s a really old school, very narrow, small-size gold ring, and it’s got an inscription on it with a date and some initials, so it’s clearly important to someone,” Blue Talon owner Adam Steely said.
The band’s inscription gives a date — 1950 — as well as the owner’s initials.
Steely said the ring was found on the Sunday of last Thanksgiving weekend. Thinking that the ring belonged to a customer who had dined there earlier in the day, Blue Talon staff called the phone number for every customer who made a Sunday reservation to see if they had lost a wedding band.
Steely received suggestions that the restaurant’s staff go through every receipt from the entire holiday weekend and call each and every customer who paid with a credit card.
“I can’t call 3,400 people,” Steely said. “We waited and assumed someone would call.”
No one has called yet, but Blue Talon staff still hope to reunite the ring with its rightful owner. They took to Facebook on Thursday and asked for help sharing word of the missing band.
“We’ve found laptop computers, phones, car keys, the kind of things you would expect people to walk away from and not remember until they get home,” Steely said.
“We’ve never found a wedding band, so that is a first.”
Is the ring yours?
The band’s owner, or someone who knows them, can contact Blue Talon to claim the band at 757-476-2583. Steely said whoever can recite the initials on the band can take it home with them.