The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the most dominant and surprising teams of 2013, and one fan would do anything to see them in person. On November 8, one lady offered her diamond ring from her previous marriage for tickets to a game.
According to her original listing — which has since been deleted — the ring features a round, brilliant-cut diamond at .45 carats, set in a white gold setting that includes smaller diamonds weighing .50 carats. A matching wedding band features 10 more small diamonds at .50 carats. Total value, according to an appraisal: $3,100.
At any rate, here’s what went down: A guy got a ring. Our Ring Lady got four tickets to Chiefs-Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 1 and two tickets to Chiefs-Chargers at Arrowhead on Nov. 24.
“I was told he planned to propose to his girlfriend this Sunday with the ring!” the Ring Lady wrote.
The Chiefs were the worst team last season, but are now the last undefeated team in the NFL under new head coach Andy Reid. They visit the 8-1 Denver Broncos this weekend. She tried to buy tickets before, but the tickets were too expensive for her and her husband.
“I tried to purchase tickets to the game about a month ago. I hit Craigslist and had someone accept my offer of $500 for two tickets. After a number of attempts to schedule a meeting, he finally responded to me (a week later) that he had sold them to someone else. By then tickets were then selling for $400 each.
“We don’t have that sort of money so my only option was to barter a wedding ring (from a previous marriage).”