Published: Feb 14, 2011 4:31 PM EST
Updated: Feb 14, 2011 1:33 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla.-A Naples woman lost her diamond engagement ring at work on Friday. Now, she and her fiance are asking for the public's help to find it.

"It was on my finger one minute, gone the next," said Julie Burroughs, who tells WINK News her engagement went missing while she was working behind the cash register at Charming Charlie. "When I checked one person out it was gone."

Burroughs clocked out to look for it, but it was nowhere to be found. At that point, she knew it had slipped off her finger.

"We had sized it but they wouldn't make it any smaller. I'm a 3 1/2," explained Burroughs.

Now her one and half carat diamond ring is missing. The ring is possibly in a customer's purse somewhere in Southwest Florida, and that person may not even know it.

"We sell jewelry at the store I work at so they might think it was a product from the store, and I'm hoping they realize it's not fake," she said.

Burroughs hopes someone will see her story on the news and return the ring.

"I know it sounds cliché, but it's a symbol of our love,"said Burroughs.

Burroughs and her fiance have been engaged for eight months, and plan to get married at the Inn on 5th avenue on November 11th.

The couple is offering a $500 reward to the person who returns the ring.