Calling all hopeless romantics: do you know Catherine and Keith? And were they married sometime in 1968?
If so, one Wombarra couple are waiting to hear from you.
Adam Devereux and Bianca Gonçalves are hoping to reunite a gold wedding band with its rightful owner after finding it submerged in Wombarra ocean pool late last week.
The simple yellow-gold band, which could fit either gender, has the names Catherine and Keith engraved on the inside, along with a presumed wedding date in 1968.
It was fished out of debris at the bottom of the pool by Mr Devereux, who had noticed it by chance on one of his regular swims.
‘‘It wasn’t a Lord of the Rings moment or anything but I could see it was something shiny, so I went down to investigate and picked it up,’’ he joked.
‘‘I didn’t really know what it was until I got to the top and took my snorkel off. I saw the engraving and then I realised it was of significance, to someone in the world.’’
It was a lucky find for the northern suburbs businessman, who would have struggled to find the tiny object had the pool been filled with seaweed and sand, as it often is.
Unsure of where to start the search for its owner, Mr Devereux took the ring home to his partner, who decided to put out a call on social media.
‘‘LOCALS PLEASE SHARE, SO WE CAN FIND THEM: we would love to return it to these long time lovers!’’ Ms Gonçalves posted to Facebook alongside a photo of the ring.
Several commenters identified one potential lead, which was quickly ruled out after the wedding date was factored in.
‘‘Wouldn’t it be hilarious if they had actually split up and threw the ring away?..’’ another pointed out - something which Mr Devereux said they had considered themselves.
‘‘Someone could’ve lobbed it away, we have joked about that,’’ he said.
‘‘It would be good if it was some older gentleman who lost it on an afternoon swim on a summers day and it could be returned to him, as opposed to someone who lobbed it out to sea [after a break-up].
‘‘It would just be great if it could get back to whoever owns it.’’
Anyone with information can contact the Mercury on 4221 2206 or contact Adam and Bianca.