Ring stolen from church replaced by mr ashraf ahmed

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A bride whose 6,000 engagement ring was stolen from a church on her wedding day, has had a "fairytale ending" after being given a replica by a jeweller

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<p>Ring stolen from church replaced by Mr. Ashraf Ahmed</p> <p>A bride whose 6,000 engagement ring was stolen from a church on her wedding day, has had a "fairytale ending" after being given a replica by a jeweller. The sapphire and diamond-encrusted platinum ring was taken in West Sussex, as Caroline Marshall, 32, and James Granshaw, 29, got married in June. </p> <p>Jeweller Ashraf Ahmed read the story on BBC News while at Hong Kong airport and contacted the couple. He recreated the ring using a sapphire from his collection. Mr Ahmed's design team set the royal blue stone from his collection in Sri Lanka, in platinum with diamonds, to match Mr Granshaw's original design. </p> <p>Mr Granshaw's father Mervyn, a retired airline pilot from Guildford, said the family was distraught following the theft at the parish church of St Peter Ad Vincula in Wisborough Green, West Sussex. He said: "This week the ring was delivered to James, and I now have a very happy daughter-in-law again, with a beautiful ring back on her finger. We are delighted." </p> <p>He said Mr Ahmed's generosity meant the couple had a "fairytale ending in this season of goodwill".The ring, designed by the 29-year-old groom, has not been found, despite a 1,000 reward being offered for its return.The bride's handbag containing the ring was taken while the couple were saying their wedding vows. Mrs Granshaw, 32, said: "I am truly overwhelmed by Mr Ahmed's generosity. It's been a difficult time as it cast a shadow over our wedding day but I'm thrilled with my new ring and I can't thank him enough."</p> <p>Reference News Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30346842</p>

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