Australian man reunited with wedding ring he lost on his honeymoon in Fiji 10 years ago
The couple has decided to go back to the same resort in Fiji to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary this year in March
A man who lost his wedding band 10 years ago while snorkeling in Fiji on his honeymoon was reunited with it years later after a colleague informed him that he had found the ring at the spot two years later.
The story of the fascinating "reunion" was posted on Facebook by 33-year-old Alana McMillan, who recounted in detail how her husband got back his lost ring.
Alana and Russell got married in 2008 and were staying at the Warwick Resort during their honeymoon when the ring went missing.
After losing the ring while snorkeling, the couple from Queensland, Australia looked for it but in vain.
The couple told the Daily Mail: "We were pretty frantic. We looked for maybe half an hour but we truly didn't believe we would find it in the ocean, we thought we'd never see it again."
They thought that it was gone forever but little did they know that an unlikely rescuer would turn up in their lives and bring the ring along with him.
Jump 10 years into the future to a converstion that Russell was having with a colleague from work, Will Clothier.
"About two weeks ago Russell was talking to his colleague Will over beers when they both realised they'd stayed at the same resort in Fiji," Alana said.
"Russell mentioned he'd lost a ring 10 years ago and Will said he found a ring eight years ago while he was in high school holiday-ing with his parents."
"Will remembered the ring was covered in moss and he gave it to his parents to keep safe. But Russell thought it couldn't be his because it was a decade ago."
The colleagues managed to piece the puzzle together and were astonished to realize that Will had found the ring two years after Russell lost it at the same spot.
"Will called his parents and asked if they still had the ring," Alana said.
Will went and picked up the band from his parents' place two days later and Russell and Alana were thrilled that it was indeed the missing ring after they matched it with old photos.
"The whole thing is mind-blowing, I can't believe it still," Alana said.
"It's unbelievable. When it came back to us, I was like 'oh my god that just doesn't happen.' I pushed it onto Russell's finger and now he can't get it off."
"It's a bit faded, the detail just looks old but that's normal because it was in the ocean for two years."
The couple has decided that to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in March this year by going back to the same resort in Fiji.
"Our 10 year anniversary this year is a big deal. Life is really good at the moment and it's been a really nice way to start the year," Alana said.
"The ring adds to that, it's an awesome year to find it and it's nice for me too, it's so sweet to see a ring on his finger."
Here's wishing the couple on their upcoming anniversary, and we hope they are more careful with their ring this time around.
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