ELIZABETH, Pa. — A Knights of Columbus group near Pittsburgh has been trying to determine whether a valuable ring found in a loose change canister was donated purposely — or lost by mistake.

Members of the McKeesport chapter were collecting change for veterans' charities over the weekend when they discovered the ornate ring, bejeweled with several precious stones, mixed in with the loose change.

Officials tell KDKA-TV it's possible someone meant to donate the ring. But they think it's more likely the ring slipped off a donor's finger, or was mixed in with some change when someone emptied their purse.

The group is hoping the owner of the ring will call them to either confirm the donation — or describe the ring so they can return it.