Can you help Northampton widow find lost ring with beloved late husband's ashes embedded in the stone?

Can Northampton help one pensioner find a ring that means so much to her?

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 2:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 2:28 pm
The ring - which looks similar to the one pictured - was lost at Billing Garden Centre yesterday afternoon.

A Northampton widow is asking for help to find a cherished ring that has her late husband's ashes crafted into the stone.

After her husband John's death on Christmas Day last year, Wendy Hadley had his ashes made into a stone and embedded into a ring for her to wear forever.

But now, the precious ring has gone missing - and Mrs Hadley is asking for anyone who might come across it to reunite her with it.

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The ring was lost between midday and 2pm at Billing Garden Centre off Crow Lane yesterday afternoon (February 4).

The ring is white gold and is embedded with a small blue stone. The words 'I love you' are written on the inside of the band.

Wendy told the Chronicle and Echo: "I went to have my car cleaned and went inside the garden centre too. But at some point it must have slipped off.

"Billing Garden Centre have been brilliant. They have checked their lost property and even looked in their hoovers, but it hasn't turned up.

"I'm just so upset. I just don't know how it happened.

"I don't know if someone might have seen it and thought it was just a piece of jewellery and picked it up. But it's much more than that.

"I had the ring made so I could always have my husband close to me.

"I'm not saying anyone has stolen it but I just want to see it again and have it back. It means so much to me."

Mrs Hadley says she would be willing to give a small reward to anyone who can reunite her with the ring.

Shops and pawnbrokers who believe they might have been sold the ring since yesterday afternoon are also being urged to check their inventories.

Anyone who believes they can reunite Mrs Hadley with the ring can call the Chron's newsroom on 01604 467038.