Losing the diamond to her engagement ring five years ago was devastating at the time, but, on March 5, it’s taking Marble Falls High School art teacher and inventor Lerin Lockwood to New York City for a spot on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
The show will spotlight her invention, the Lion Latch, on Thursday during Tory Johnson’s “Deals & Steals” segment.
Lockwood came up with the idea for Lion Latch, an attachable container with a lid that secures jewelry and small valuables, while an assistant Marble Falls softball coach. After catching a ball thrown from an outfielder during a practice, she immediately felt a sharp pain on her ring finger. When Lockwood took off her glove, she saw that her engagement ring was flattened and one of the smaller diamonds was missing.
She never found the stone. Later, she invented Lion Latch for herself and others.
Lockwood doesn’t know when the segment will air during the 7-9 a.m. show March 5, but she’ll be ready.
In Marble Falls, people can purchase the product at Numinous Coffee Roasters, 715 RR 1431, and J&J’s on Main, 300 Main St.