A delighted couple have been reunited with their wedding ring, 37 years after it was lost at sea off the coast of Spain.

Diving instructor Jessica Cuesta diver found it in the waters off the eastern coastal city of Benidorm last month.

She posted a photo of the ring, which had the date February 17, 1979, inscribed on it, on Facebook, appealing for help to track down its owner.

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Posted by Jessy Nisos Benidorm on Monday, 5 September 2016

"I found a ring while diving off the coast of Benidorm. I wish I could give it back to the owner," she explained [translated].


"It has been lost for a long, long time because it was covered in sediment. It belongs to a couple who got married on the 17-02-1979.

"CAN YOU CAN SHARE THIS, please? For me it is very important to give it back. Many thanks."

Posted by Nisos Benidorm on Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ms Cuesta added in a video posted by the BBC: "When I looked at it in more detail I realised that it had a name on and date and that it was a wedding ring.

"It was then we felt a little bit sad because you think of the poor person that had lost it."

The post was shared by more than 80,000 Facebook users and was eventually spotted by a stunned Agustin Aliaga and his wife Juani Sanchez.

"[My wife] said 'yes, yes, go and look on Facebook'," Mr Aliaga explained.

"I went to look and there you go, it was my ring with the date of our wedding."

Mr Aliaga said he lost it while swimming several months after getting married. Ms Cuesta gave the ring back to the grateful pair at their bar in a village near the northeastern city of Zaragoza this week.

Still, at least he didn't accidentally throw the ring out with the rubbish.

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