This thrilling romance mystery begins as so many do nowadays: on Facebook.
"Hello Facebook, I need your help!" wrote Hannah Osborn, a digital marketing specialist at a consulting firm in Oregon called AKT CPAs. "An associate at AKT found a wedding band in the ocean while scuba diving in Hawaii two years ago. She did some extensive research trying to find the owner, but ultimately hit a dead end. Since it's so close to Valentine's Day, she asked me to help resurrect the search."
The stuff of fairy tales, no?
And this isn't just any old ring. Even the most jaded of cynics would do a double take after learning that the wedding date engraved on the inside is February 14: Valentine's Day.
The intricate golden trinket, engraved with Hebrew letters, has at least found its temporary home on photo-sharing platform Instagram, where Osborn and public relations specialist Elizabeth McGarry have created an account to "[follow] the ring's journey home."
It may seem like an awful lot of work for something that doesn't even belong to them. But we're pretty sure if we found a gorgeous, golden Valentine's Day wedding ring 'neath the surface of the ocean, we'd do the same.
"We would love nothing more than to reunite the owner with his ring by their anniversary, but the main goal is just finding the owner. If you'd like to help (or simply be entertained) please follow Ringo_Valentine on Instagram, share this post, and let's get this man his ring back," Osborn continued on Facebook.
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