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'Publicity got my stolen engagement ring back', says bride-to-be Lisa


Lisa McCabe and Keith Moore.

Lisa McCabe and Keith Moore.

Lisa McCabe and Keith Moore.

The stolen engagement ring that left a Dublin couple devastated has been found.

Lisa McCabe and Keith Moore believe its return is down to the power of social media.

"It was all thanks to the publicity," Lisa told the Herald.

Presenter Louise McSharry on 2fm brought the story to people's attention when she tweeted about the couple's plight.

Voltaire Diamonds, a diamond specialist near St Stephen's Green, even offered to replace the custom-made ring at cost price on a Facebook post viewed by nearly half-a-million people last week.

Voltaire boss Seamus Fahy said that after seeing a picture of the ring he thought it was "quite distinct" and felt that "people would recognise it", which ultimately proved to be the case.

He also warned against removing rings, saying the most common cause of them being lost or stolen is when they are removed "to wash hands".

Lisa (30) had her ring stolen from the couple's house while she was working at the Ploughing Championship in Co Laois. She had left it at home having not wanted to risk losing it.

Keith (32) returned home to find the doors at the back of the house smashed in.

The burglars even damaged pipes along the side of the house which resulted in a major leak.

The couple said they are delighted to end their week from hell and thankful for the public's support.