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Remarkable ring recoveries inspire woman's own plea

APPEAL: Inspired by stories of miraculous recoveries, Dalby woman Katrina Reed has gone public with an appeal to locate her husband Scott Reed's ring.
APPEAL: Inspired by stories of miraculous recoveries, Dalby woman Katrina Reed has gone public with an appeal to locate her husband Scott Reed's ring. Contributed

KATRINA Reed knows she might be asking the impossible, but she hasn't given up hope of a miracle.

And she's turned to social media for help.

A little over 12 months ago, Mrs Reed's husband Scott took his handmade, engraved wedding band off to wash his hands on a rural property off the Moonie Hwy south-west of Dalby.

"He closed the back of the boot and the ring was never seen again," the Dalby woman said.

"We don't know if it was on the boot or where he lost it, but we've been to the property and looked around but haven't found it."

Mrs Reed thought all hope was lost until two remarkable ring recovery stories made headlines this month.

Earlier this month three children found a ring in the Big Red Sand Dune in Birdsville on the edge of the Simpson Desert.

It was an incredible find against the arid backdrop and a social media appeal helped reunite the ring with its owner.

The ring had been missing for three days and is the second remarkable story of lost and found rings after Canadian woman Mary Grams, 84, vowed to never remove the band she lost 13 years ago while gardening.

Mrs Grams had kept it a secret until this week when her daughter-in-law plucked a carrot from the vegetable patch and found it had grown through the ring.

Although Mrs Grams replaced the ring more than a decade ago, she has vowed to wear the diamond band again.

The stories gave Mrs Reed hope of a similar success.

The engagement ring was found on a carrot in Grams’ old garden.Source:Supplied
The engagement ring was found on a carrot in Grams’ old garden.Source:Supplied

"I think it's more likely to be on a stalk of sorghum or a sprig of cotton," she said with a laugh.

"I think it was just the miraculousness of them finding (the ring) in the desert.

"(The property) is such a smaller area, and it just gave me hope that it could be found again.

"The funny thing is that we have been married for 18 years and that job was the only one he'd been in where he could wear the ring."

Mrs Reed conceded she'd given her husband "a few disapproving glances" when he told her he'd lost it, and he now wore another band.

"He's got a $30 replacement ring - that's all I trust him with," she laughed.

The white and yellow gold ring is engraved with "Cowboys and Angels" and, if found, can be delivered to Katty Cakes cafe in Dalby.

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