Lost engagement ring recovered from Rockingham beach

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Cooloongup resident Ian Waterhouse reunited Amy Summers with her engagement ring after it was lost on Rockingham beach earlier this week.
Camera IconCooloongup resident Ian Waterhouse reunited Amy Summers with her engagement ring after it was lost on Rockingham beach earlier this week. Credit: Chloe Fraser

A Rockingham woman who thought her engagement ring was “lost forever” has been reunited with the precious item just two days after she lost it at Rockingham beach.

Amy Summers was playing sport on the foreshore on Wednesday evening when she realised her engagement ring, which she had attempted to zip in her back pocket for safe keeping, was missing.

“I was so emotional when noticed I had lost it,” she said.

“I knew even if I went through the beach and tried to comb it with my hands, I was not realistically going to find it.

“At the moment my partner is living on the other side of Australia... it’s really difficult living apart from him and losing the ring was just too much.”

Ms Summers immediately reached out to local metal detectorists via the Lost Jewellery Finders WA Facebook page, in hope it would be recovered.

She was reunited with the ring today. “I was so shocked. I didn’t expect to get it back so quickly,” Ms Summers said.

Cooloongup resident Ian Waterhouse, who heard about the missing ring from a friend, scoured a stretch of the beach on Thursday morning before recovering the ring from the sand near Victoria Street.

Mr Waterhouse said rings and bracelets lost at the beach were his most common find.

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