UK woman returns ring found 34 years ago to rightful owner thanks to Facebook

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 — A woman managed to return a ring she found at her parents’ jewellery shop more than three decades ago, thanks to Facebook.

Gemma Albrow, 41, found the silver piece, with an inscription, 34 years ago, Express reported.

While scrolling through the platform recently, Albrow noticed a mention of the same name and decided to get in touch.

“I’m overjoyed. I never in a million years thought I’d find them.

“It was such a shock when I saw the name. It’s incredible for me that it’s going home and they will cherish it as I did,” the Seaford, East Sussex resident reportedly said.

After finding the ring, Albrow had always been intrigued by the inscription on the ring.

It featured the names Vincent and Walter Hand, and their birth and death dates, showing Vincent died just months after his father Walter.

She then decided to do her research online, getting onto Facebook where she saw the name Hand in a group about her hometown, Leek in Staffordshire.

She contacted the post’s author, Darren Gerrard, and discovered he was married to Susan Gerrard, the great-great-granddaughter of Hannah Hand.

According to Susan, Hannah had married Walter and their youngest child Clement is Susan’s great-grandfather.

Vincent was also their child, but died of tuberculosis shortly after the same illness claimed his father.