Woman loses 1.5-carat diamond from engagement ring at Disneyland

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A woman whose fiance died of cancer three years ago lost her 1.5-carat diamond that was mounted in her engagement ring while participating in the Neverland 5K at Disneyland Friday morning. (KABC)

A woman whose fiance died of cancer lost her 1.5-carat diamond that was mounted in her engagement ring while participating in the Neverland 5K at Disneyland Friday morning.

Elina Abedi is still in shock that her treasured diamond from her late fiance, Aren, is lost somewhere at the theme park.

"It's the one thing that's never left my body, and I've always felt that it's safer if it's with me versus leaving it at home," she said.

The diamond was there as she celebrated at the finish line, but after enjoying the rest of the day at the park, she realized it was gone.

"I took two bites out of my burger and as I was holding it, my ring had turned and I noticed that the rock wasn't there. And I'm holding my burger, and there's the ring and it's empty," she said. "This is definitely more than just a diamond and more than an engagement ring. I lost my fiance almost three years ago. This is the most significant piece of material I own."

Aren, 33, died in September 2012 after losing his battle with bladder cancer. The couple was planning on getting married the month before, but the wedding was postponed as he fought for his life.

Abedi's friends contacted Eyewitness News about the story using #ABC7Eyewitness in the hopes of finding a happy ending for her at the happiest place on Earth.

Abedi said after the race, they rode Space Mountain and Indiana Jones and spent most of their time in Tomorrowland before heading over to California Adventure.

She is just praying someone can help her find the tiny diamond that is a big piece of her heart.

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