Long-lost wedding ring finds way home after 20 years

2016-11-24 12:47
The ring that has been found 20 years later. (Netwerk24)

The ring that has been found 20 years later. (Netwerk24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban – The owner of the lost wedding ring found after 20 years on a KwaZulu-Natal beach this week is ecstatic.

Brent Lucas, from Mtubatuba, had been angling and when he washed his hands, the ring slipped off.

"It’s a ring that I got from my mother before I got married. It had belonged to my dad and she gave it to me after he’d died," Lucas said.

The names of his parents, Tom and Lyn, as well as their wedding date – October 1, 1960 – initially had been engraved on the ring.

The names of Lucas and his ex-wife, Peggy, as well as the date on which they got married, were later engraved on the ring.

'Special' ring

Lucas said after he’d lost the ring, he kept hoping that someone would find it someday. He said he can't remember when he and Peggy got married, but his memory will be jolted soon when he gets the ring back.

He and Peggy divorced 15 years ago.

"I’m glad that the ring has been found after so many years," he said.

Local resident Donald Enson, who looks for metal as a hobby, found the ring on the Durban beach this week

"There are so many things that made the ring special that I had to find the owner," Enson said.

He’d posted photo and description of the ring on Facebook and asked friends to share it.

A relative of Lucas’ saw the photo and contacted Enson. Lucas confirmed the names and dates on the ring.

He will likely fetch the ring from Enson on Monday.

Read more on:    durban  |  good news

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.