Hunt for owner of ring found at Sandton City goes viral

Johannesburg- Cheyenne Grobler, a Johannesburg woman was determined to find the rightful owner of a wedding ring she found in the women’s bathrooms at Sandton City shopping mall.

She was shopping with a friend in the mall to get a cell phone upgrade during the weekend.

“At around 1pm we went to the bathroom and I saw the ring on top of a toilet paper holder. I took it and immediately ran to chase the owner with no luck. I went to the information desk and asked around but no one knew anything or saw the owner,” she told TimesLIVE.

She could it find the owner, so she decided to post it on social media, to announce that she had found a ring and asked for the owner to contact her and identify it. But nobody has come forward.

“I’ve had a couple contacting me claiming it was theirs, but when I asked them to describe it, it didn’t match the description of the ring I had,” she said.

Grobler’s post on Facebook has been shared multiple times.

“There’s a very small detail on the ring which the only person who would know is the actual owner,” said Grobler.

Grobler said she was concerned that the person could be an international traveller as the search continues.

“It worries me that it could belong to someone who was just visiting the country, because I know there are a lot of international travelers in the Sandton area,” she said.

Douglas Mabena manager of the lost and found of Nelson Mandela Square said a couple contacted them of European citizen that they had lost a ring, “The European caller said she had lost her ring on the 15th while the other lady [Grobler] found the ring on the 24th so we are not sure if she is the rightful owner,” he said.

Someone called Grobler and said he would buy the ring from her, “I told him I wouldn’t do that unfortunately. My parents raised me better than that,” she said.

“To some people it’s just a ring, but to the owner it could be more than that. The ring could have a sentimental value to them,” she said.

Photo credit- TimesLIVE

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