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)

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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.

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