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Bride finally gets her 'happy ever after' six months after her wedding ring was stolen

Caroline and James Granshaw married in June, but their joy turned to heartbreak when the bride's ring was stolen. Photo: Kohi Marri/PA Wire

A bride got the 'happy ever after' ending she dreamed of, after a kind-hearted jeweller made a replica of her stolen wedding ring.

Caroline and James Granshaw wed in Wisborough Green, West Sussex, in June. But the bride was left 'heartbroken' when her sapphire and diamond-encrusted platinum band was taken from her handbag during the wedding. A £1,000 reward was offered for its return but to no avail.

Her tale of woe touched the heart of jeweller Ashraf Ahmed. He saw an article about the theft while passing through Hong Kong airport and decided to make Mrs Granshaw a replica of the £6,000 ring, which was designed by her husband.

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.

– Caroline Granshaw
The original £6,000 ring was designed by James before the wedding. Credit: Kohi Marri/PA Wire

British-born Mr Ahmed used a royal blue sapphire stone selected from his jewel collection in Ratapura, Sri Lanka, and his design team followed the original designed to create a new ring for the bride.

The Granshaw family were distraught by the theft, but say Mr Ahmed's generosity meant the couple had a "fairytale ending in this season of goodwill."