A woman has been reunited with her wedding ring after she lost it in the Simpson Desert in what could possibly be one of the most extreme cases of good fortune ever.
When you lose something, the chances of finding it again are pretty high – well, unless you lose your wedding ring in one of the world’s largest deserts, then they’re virtually non-existent.
In what could be the most extreme cases of good fortune, a woman has been reunited with her wedding ring after losing it in the Simpson Desert. A female traveller stumbled across the diamond and ruby stunner while walking along a large sand dune near Birdsville. According to the ABC, she happened to look down and noticed what appeared to be a wedding ring lying in the sand.
The cherished piece of jewellery was handed in at the local police station, with officers enlisting the help of the ABC’s Western Queensland Facebook page to find the owner.
Eight hours and 6,419 shares later, owner Elizabeth Docherty was found. The Kandos resident and mum-to-be had lost the prized possession after climbing a sand dune to take photos during a babymoon with her partner. A photo taken at the bottom of the ‘Big Red’ dune shows Elizabeth wearing an identical ring.
She told the ABC that she cried for “three solid minutes” after finding the Facebook callout. “I can’t even fathom that someone has found it, let alone handed it in,” she told the ABC.
“It was amazing to see.”
The soon-to-be mum, who is due in September, is currently waiting for the ring’s return from Birdsville police officers and says the timing of the discovery couldn’t be most perfect. “I’m just thrilled – it couldn’t have come at a better time,” she told reporters.
If this isn’t some good karma we don’t know what is!
Photos credited to Elizabeth Docherty, ABC, Queensland Police Service
Article written by Alison Donnellan