A newly-engaged woman has been left devastated – losing her engagement ring just hours after her boyfriend gave her a dream proposal in Dublin.
The bride-to-be travelled from Northern Ireland to the city for a weekend mini-break on Friday.
“He totally surprised me,” the woman told SHEmazing! this afternoon. “We were staying at the Shelbourne – then on Saturday morning he asked me to marry him.
Engagement ring lost Sat night lower Baggot Street area,Dublin. Friend is so upset, grateful if people could retweet pic.twitter.com/BaljONOT1G
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“He whisked me straight off to Grafton Street and there we visited a few different jewellers – being offered glasses of champagne on arrival.
“It was just an amazing experience – a whirlwind.”
Sadly, however, her delight could only last a few hours.
“We had dinner in The Shelbourne and then decided to get a drink on Baggot Street.
“We were in O’Donoghues – and I know I had my ring leaving – and then decided to go on to the No.5 Vinoteca bar.
“Either I lost it there, or I lost it en route back to the Shelbourne.”
Only bought that morning, the ring had yet to be resized and was loose. Understandably, she is now devastated that she never even got the opportunity to bring her ring home to show it to friends and family.
Describing why she chose that particular piece, she said: “I just like that it was a bit unusual looking – there was a real vintage feel to it and the particular cut jumped out at me as soon as I saw it.”
She’s already informed gardaí of the loss and is now desperately appealing for anyone who might have found the ring to come forward.
“Vinoteca have been really good – they looked high and low for me but nothing. I’m hanging on to blind hope now and just trying to get the word out.”
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