Man sold his wedding ring to get to North Dakota and find work

WILLISTON — Abhilash Soman sold his wedding ring to come to Williston, where he says he’s found his fortune.

The India native had a career as a gemologist before he married an American and moved to Miami. There, he tried to work in the diamond market, but struggled to make a living.

After 10 months in Williston, he has a high-paying job and hopes to be certified next month as a drill pipe inspector.

But before getting to this point, the 32-year-old thought about giving up on staying in Williston many times.

“A lot of times I wanted to quit,” Soman said. “But when I think about the future, that is not a choice.”

Dickinson Press