Hundreds try to claim diamond ring found in charity collection

Mayo Mountain Rescue said today that they have received hundreds of calls about a diamond ring that was discovered in a collection bucket.

Mayo Mountain Rescue said today that they have received hundreds of calls about a diamond ring that was discovered in a collection bucket.

So far, they have had no luck in finding the owner, but they hope that an inscription may hold the key to the mystery of who owns the engagement ring.

Hundreds of people have got in touch with the group hoping it is theirs, but no one has identified the date and message inscribed on the ring.

Team Fundraising Officer with the Mayo Mountain Rescue, Robert Hunt, said that he is sure the majority of these calls are genuine.

"I've had ladies on the phone in tears," he said.

"I had one particular lady who lost her engagement ring, her eternity ring and her marriage ring in Westport House, and she had just a small little bit of hope that I was the guy who found the engagement ring, but unfortunately it wasn't.

"I think the majority of the calls we have been getting are genuine.

"It's frightening to think of the amount of people who have lost rings out there."

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