Woman's heartfelt appeal for one-of-a-kind engagement ring lost on Dublin break
Published 04/02/2016 | 19:00
A woman has made a heartfelt appeal to the public after she lost her much-loved engagement ring in Dublin.
Catherine McNally was enjoying an overnight stay in the capital with her husband when she realised the ring was gone from her finger on Wednesday evening.
The couple bought the antique ring when they got engaged in New York four years ago.
Catherine said she was shocked when she looked down and realised the ring was gone.
"We were away for the night and got the 10.35am train from Belfast Central to Connolly Station in Dublin," she told Independent.ie.
"We walked through Trinity College and up Grafton Street and we dropped our bags off at the Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street.
"We then went to Fallon & Byrne. I've rang all these places and they're all helping but they haven't found it," she continued.
"We met friends for a drink at the hotel that evening and when I looked down I felt it in the bottom of my stomach.
"I think I may have lost it on the walk to the hotel because it was cold and I was putting my hand in and out of my pockets."
Catherine has contacted gardai about the missing ring but is asking for anyone who may have seen it to hand it in to the nearest station.
"My husband proposed to me in New York four years ago," Catherine said.
"We walked past this beautiful shop and we bought the ring and he proposed. The ring means so much to me.
"Then we were blessed by this priest walking by so I'm thinking, please, the ring has to show up now!"
The ring has a ruby stone surrounded by diamonds on a gold band.
Catherine is sharing a photograph of the ring with her daughter Daisy in a bid to find it.