LAGUNA NIGUEL (CBSLA.com) — A Laguna Niguel husband accidentally sold his wife’s $23,000 wedding ring at a garage sale.

Racquel Cloutier, 31, placed her ring in a large watch box for safe keeping before she left for the hospital to deliver her fifth child.

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The mother, however, didn’t tell her husband, Eric, about the ring.

On June 1, the day after she had their baby, he sold the box — for just $10 — at a community garage sale that was put on for charity in San Joaquin Hills.

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“I saw this big box in my closet. It had been there for over a year, probably worth about $120, $130 dollars. I don’t need it. I don’t use it. I brought it downstairs, I looked quick in it and there was nothing,” said Eric.

The couple hopes the person who bought the box returns the ring.

“It symbolizes love, and it’s a symbol of your relationship. I feel naked. Every time you look down at your finger…” Racquel cried. “I don’t know why I keep crying about it. I just want my ring back.”

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“It means something to her. I hope the lady can bring it back. I’ll give her a reward for it. Not a $22,000 reward, but I’ll give her a reward,” said Eric.