Woman Reunited With Wedding Ring Weeks After It Was Lost In The Desert

A woman who lost her wedding ring weeks ago will be reunited with it, thanks to the kindness of complete strangers on the internet. 

Elizabeth Docherty from New South Wales, Australia, was on a “baby moon” with her husband in the desert when she lost her wedding ring. “I was pretty devastated, obviously,” Docherty told “I’m very attached to it. It’s got significant value to me, sentimental value.”

Credit: Inside Edition via Elizabeth Docherty

Although Docherty desperately wanted the ring back, her husband told her there would be no way they could find the ring in the middle of the sand dunes. 

To Docherty’s surprise, her sister-in-law showed her a picture of a ring posted to Facebook earlier this week and the post read: “Travelers have located a ring in the Simpson Desert. The Birdsville Police are keen to track the owner down,” according to ABC Western Queensland

Credit: Inside Edition via Elizabeth Docherty

Docherty recognized the ring and immediately started crying. “I cried — I just cried,” she said. “I could not even fathom that someone had found that, let alone handed it in.” According to, Docherty reached out to authorities who told her that they would be able to verify the ring as soon as the sergeant in charge of the found item is back in the area with cell phone reception. 

Docherty, however, is confident she’ll be reunited with the ring.  “There’s an inscription inside it and very few people know what the inscription says,” she said. “Apparently there has been a couple people come forward for it, but no one’s been able to give the details. Certainly, strangers wouldn’t know what the inscription says.”

Credit: Inside Edition via Elizabeth Docherty

The entire ordeal has given Docherty hope in the compassion of others. 

“The amount of kindness that it’s taken for people on Facebook to take the time out and share a post on a page, that’s how it found me,” Docherty said. “It took only nine hours for that item to track me down once it had gone onto Facebook.”

Can you believe strangers found this woman’s wedding ring in sand dunes?

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[Featured Image Credit: Inside Edition via Elizabeth Docherty]

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