A DISTRAUGHT wife who lost her beloved engagement ring during the Great South Run is desperately appealing for help in finding the treasured family heirloom.
Jacinta Pearson, 34, was one of 25,000 runners tackling the annual 10-mile spectacle in Portsmouth yesterday.
But, while running the route, the irreplacable silver ring slipped off her finger.
The mother-of-two has taken to Facebook in a bid to be reunited with her engagement ring.
Since last night, the appeal has been shared by more than 14,000 people nationwide.
Speaking of the jewellery, Jacinta said: ‘This is irreplaceable to me as was my late mother’s.
‘The ring is a gold band with a flower shape diamond setting, one large diamond and 8 small circling the large stone.
‘It’s my engagement ring but also was my mother’s who died from skin cancer when I was 3.
‘When I discovered I had lost the ring I burst into tears and was very very shocked. I am hoping so much I can find it.
‘I’m so grateful for the support on Facebook. It’s been amazing and truly shows the good impact social media can have.’
Anyone who discovers the ring is now being urged to contact The News by emailing email@example.com or informing Hampshire Constabulary about the it, by calling 101.