This is the emotional moment a newly-wed was reunited with her lost engagement ring after it was found in the ocean, three months after it disappeared.
Christie Campbell, 22, was on holiday in Spain when the specially-designed band, created by her husband Calum, went missing on a packed beach in May.
The couple were devastated and left the country believing they would never see the precious piece of jewellery again.
Christie Campbell, 22, was on holiday when her engagement ring, designed by husband Calum, went missing on a packed Spanish beach. Pictured, the couple on their wedding day
Good Samaritan: Mohammed, 53, found the ring (right) three months later while searching the waters surrounding El Arenal beach
Calum, 24, and cousin Stuart Campbell had searched the packed strand for hours to no avail, with Stuart leaing contact details with a local metal detecting enthusiast in case he ever unearthed the sentimental item.
With hope of ever finding it dashed, Stuart was left shocked with the amazing news that Christie’s treasured ring had been found.
And the return of the irreplaceable item was a heart-warming surprise for Christie and Calum – just two months before they got hitched.
Mrs Campbell, 22, from Stewarton, said: ‘Stuart just said ‘we’ve got something for you,’ and I thought it was something for the wedding. I had no idea what it was.
‘Calum opened up the box and was saying ‘oh my God, I can’t believe this.
‘I was absolutely ecstatic . At first I thought, ‘that can’t be the ring.’ But it fit.
‘It had actually been in the sea. It was amazing.
‘The chances of finding it were so small. The beach had been mobbed.’
‘We can’t thank him enough’: Mohammed returned the ring to the Campbells along with a note
Overjoyed: The astonished couple pose with the returned piece of jewelry after three months of heartache
Where it was found: Mohammed Kahn was four metres out in the water, almost exactly where the couple were swimming, when his metal detector picked up the signal
The couple, who have been together for seven years and were engaged last year, had been swimming in the water at the beach the day the ring went missing.
But it wasn’t until after they came out of the sea that Christie noticed her precious piece of jewellery was gone.
And according to Mohammed Kahn, the gentleman who tracked down the ring with his metal detector, the jewellery was four metres out into the water, exactly where the couple had been swimming back in May.
Christie, a residential youth care worker, said: ‘Calum and I were in the sea doing our own thing, we were fishing about in the water.
The couple, who have been together for seven years and were engaged last year, had been swimming in the water at the beach the day the ring went missing
But it wasn’t until after they came out of the sea that Christie noticed her precious piece of jewellery was gone. Pictured above, tears of joy on their wedding day
‘This has completely restored my face in humanity’: Christie Campbell praised Mohammed’s kindness for returning the ring
‘I always play with the ring on my finger and when I went to touch it I saw I didn’t have it.
‘I was absolutely devastated. Calum had designed it himself.
‘I had taken it off earlier in the day at the apartment because my fingers were swelling up, so we thought it could have been back there.
‘We walked back up to the apartment to look for it but I had a feeling it wasn’t there. I knew I had lost it.
‘Calum and Stuart went back down to the beach to look for it and tried to find it with a man who had a metal detector.
‘We spent so long looking for it. I just thought there’s no way we’re going to find it again.
‘When they left contact details for the man with the metal detector at the time I was like, ‘why would you do that?’
‘I had resigned myself to the fact that it was gone. It was totally gone. I didn’t enjoy the rest of the holiday.’
Christie said that she and Calum, who is a manager at a charity, had discussed getting a new engagement ring, but there was little chance of a replacement any time soon with their wedding fixed for November 2.
But with Mohammed returning her ring to Stuart via air mail in August, Christie was brought to tears when Stuart handed the over the mystery box containing the item she never dreamed she would see again.
Christie said that she and Calum, who is a manager at a charity, had discussed getting a new engagement ring, but there was little chance of a replacement any time soon with their wedding fixed for November 2
Christie was brought to tears when Stuart handed the over the mystery box containing the item she never dreamed she would see again
And she says she will be forever grateful to Mohammed, 53, for his honesty and kindness.
Christie said: ‘It made the wedding so much better as well because I had the ring for all the pictures.
‘Even when we’d been talking about replacing it, it never really could have been replaced. That man has no idea how happy he’s made me.
‘It totally restored my faith in humanity. He could have just gone out and sold it, he could have got thousands for it. It was just such a nice thing to do.’
‘When I’ve told people about it, they say no way did that happen. It’s a once in a lifetime thing to happen, and you never hear about nice things happening.
‘It won’t be coming off my finger again.’
And Mohammed confirmed that the slim chances that the ring would ever be found make the piece of jewellery more special than ever.
Mohammed, who lives in Spain, said: ‘I started metal detecting here in Jávea last year after chatting to a chap I saw on the beach, and a recommendation from my doctor to lose some weight.
‘It is rare to find an item like this so many days after it is lost, as there are many other detectorists on the beach and, of course, many beach visitors.
‘I returned the ring as I had Stuart’s details and because my wife misplaced her engagement ring recently.’