Twitter users are harnessing the power of social media in an attempt to return a 63-year-old wedding ring to its owner.
Jonathan Hopkin, 38, from Nottingham tweeted three images of the ring, which he said was found by his wife and was inscribed with the letters A and P.
“Right, need your help twitter folk," Jonathan wrote. “My wife has found this wedding ring and it has the date 15.9.55 and the initials A and P inscribed on it."
Right, need your help twitter folk. My wife has found this wedding ring and it has the date 15.9.55 and the initial… https://t.co/sXMHxunqUX— Ed 034 🏆🏆 (@Ed 034 🏆🏆) 1540119029.0
“I know it's a long shot but we'd love to get it back to who it belongs to," he added.
Here's a closer look at the ring:
Social media soon jumped into action, retweeting the post thousands of times and offering detective work of their own:
@dingdinghopkin @WendyCherries Maybe a very long shot, but if married in ‘55, would have celebrated their diamond a… https://t.co/X51AWFSKYu— Gary Eaton (@Gary Eaton) 1540159843.0
@dingdinghopkin Others have said that the records are hard to find, but if we assume they got married in Nottingham… https://t.co/8EqeDNSYqC— Matthew Wilkes - Four Freedoms or Fuck off (@Matthew Wilkes - Four Freedoms or Fuck off) 1540158711.0
“My wedding ring means so much to me, I'd love to be able to get it back to the owner or their family," Jonathan told the Press Association.
@dingdinghopkin @WeDoNotLearn73 The couple have to be in at least late 70s. I think the police in car the losers as… https://t.co/96Kk8T7NQ5— julie brice (@julie brice) 1540154507.0
@dingdinghopkin @julieblaw @WeDoNotLearn73 Suspect official records are unlikely to help. Most recent census that y… https://t.co/fd6cSwhaRs— Julie Thompson (@Julie Thompson) 1540156714.0
@dingdinghopkin @LucyMangan My partners parents live in Nottingham and are of that generation. Am going to ask them… https://t.co/wlxQ5YK9tU— Susan Jones (@Susan Jones) 1540156650.0
@dingdinghopkin Shared! I live in Notts so hopefully it'll get to someone who knows who this belongs to!— hazel (@hazel) 1540159000.0
@broadcastscot @matthewwilkes @dingdinghopkin Yes, that was my first idea. A local studies/archive centre will have… https://t.co/FSoCzM1Y1Z— Brian Spurrell (@Brian Spurrell) 1540208445.0
Others simply expressed their desire for the ring to find its owner once again:
@dingdinghopkin @MrsRoyKeane7 This is what I love about Twitter. I hope this person gets there ring back. And I hop… https://t.co/Xkhw4uRZkA— BELFAST BAP (@BELFAST BAP) 1540149196.0
Here's hoping the precious item finds its way back home soon enough.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.