6th Dec, 2016

Solihull resident aims to reunite lost ring with owner

Solihull Editorial 16th Feb, 2016 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

A GOOD Samaritan who found a ring in a supermarket car park is trying to reunite it with its rightful owner.

Louise Jarratt found the woman’s wedding band in the Solihull Morrisons car park, on George Street, on the evening of Friday, February 5.

But despite posting in various Facebook groups, she has not been able to find the ring’s owner so turned to the The Observer for help.

Louise said: “I was rushing back to the car to get home to the kids when I saw it.

“It’s a little bit battered and may have been there for a while, but I picked it up in the hopes I could return it to someone.

“I didn’t take it into the police station as I knew it would just sit in a ‘lost and found’ box.”

Researching the ring’s hallmarks, Louise found the company that made the ring – Williams and Williams – stopped manufacturing jewellery in the 1930s.

“If the ring is that old,” Louise explained, “it has probably been passed down as a family heirloom.

“But there’s a chance the owner could still be alive – and it is heartbreaking to think a 90-something-year-old woman could be without it and not have seen any of the posts on social media.

“I’m sure the sentimental value is priceless and I can’t stand the idea of someone being in distress at losing it.”

If you think the ring belongs to you, call Louise Jarratt on 07584 046296 with a description of the ring.