It took 10 years, but a Salt Lake City woman finally found her lost wedding ring.
As ABC News reported, Nicole Wade lost her wedding ring in 2007 when she was living in Ohio.
Her father, Gary Beauchamp, said she had been taking a shower when she put her ring on the sink counter. She realized she had lost her ring later that day. The family searched all over the house for the ring, but couldn’t find it.
"I was pretty upset when I lost it," Wade told ABC News. "I had only been married for two years."
Enter Troy Bronson, a plumber for Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Drain, a company in Columbus.
Beauchamp, 10 years after the loss of Wade’s wedding ring, saw his sewer drain back up, so he called Bronson to fix it this past weekend.
Bronson told ABC that as he was "excavating a sewer line in our customer Gary Beauchamp’s backyard and while showing him a piece of the line that we had removed, I noticed something fall out of the pipe onto the ground."
A ring popped out.
"I immediately knew it was a ring, but my team didn’t believe me at first," Bronson added. "We all started searching the ground — even Gary got on the ground — and we recovered it!"
Beauchamp called his daughter to tell her about the recovered ring.
"(He said), 'I want you to look at this ring and tell me what you think,'" Wade told ABC. "I looked at it and immediately recognized it. I couldn't believe it. I never thought I'd see it again."
Wade wasn't the only person to recover a lost ring recently. Jamie Kennedy, a woman in Michigan, lost her engagement ring on Lake Michigan, Yahoo! News reported
But 48 hours later, a stranger found it. John Dudley, who leads the West Michigan Detector Club, reached out to Kennedy and said he would hunt for her ring.
He said he got a signal in the middle of the water for some sort of metal. He scooped it up and the ring was discovered.
“When I turned the ring over I knew it was hers because she had shown me a few pictures,” Dudley said. “I gave a thumbs up to her and she just came running out to the water. I gave her ring back and she just started bawling and gave me a great big hug.”Comment on this story
Several million people lose their wedding rings every year, according to The New York Times, prompting feelings of sadness and guilt. People will often go on mad hunts for their rings and bands, which symbolize a commitment to each other and love.
Diana Kirschner, a psychologist and the author of “Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentor’s Guide to Lasting Love,” said it’s not all doom and gloom if you lose a wedding ring. Just find another way to recommit your love if it happens.
“A wonderful thing to do is a ritual with just the two of you — to recommit, and re-exchange your vows to each other,” Kirschner told the Times. “That way you imbue the new ring with the same meaning of the original.”