Keith Parker, an Oak Ridge resident, lost his class ring 27 years ago.
That ring turned up recently when another Oak Ridge resident found it while out searching for hidden treasure.
"I never, ever thought I'd see it again," Parker told The Oak Ridger this week.
Parker said he lost his class ring a year after graduating from high school.
In 1982, he purchased his class ring. "I mowed yards and I gave mom $10 or $15 at a time to put in a savings account that whole summer," he explained. Parker graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1984.