Gayle Hamilton says the ring was so pretty she just couldn't resist. It cost almost $3,000. So Hamilton put the ring on layaway at the Jewelry Dawg inside the Eisenhower Flea Market.
It took her nine months, but she paid it off and picked it up.
From there, Hamilton went to have her nails done at a Walmart store, then did some shopping with her daughter.
When they got back in the car to head home, Hamilton noticed the center piece was gone. They went back inside the store covering every inch they thought they had walked through.
When they couldn't find the diamond cluster, Hamilton called police to report the loss.
The next day she went back to the Jewelry Dawg to talk with the manager.
Hamilton says the manager told her she wouldn't do anything.
That's when Hamilton called Eyewitness Wants to Know.
We went by the flea market and spoke with manager Jin Kim.
After explaining the scenario a little better, Kim said she was willing to help. She said if Hamilton will pay half the store's cost of the center piece, they will pay the other half and fix the ring.