Heartbreak for new bride as she loses her engagement ring

Steve and Liz Bega.

The lost engagement ring.

First published in New Forest
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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

NEWLYWEDS Liz and Steve Bega were the picture of happiness on their big day but just weeks later their joy has been marred by the loss of Liz’s engagement ring.

The couple, from The Mallards in Totton, were watching live music at The Joiners in St Mary Street, Southampton, when the ring slipped off Liz's finger and on to the packed dancefloor.

Musician Steve, who had performed earlier on the night, got on to the stage and put out an appeal for the venue to help find the ring. They waited until the end of the night and staff even helped with the search effort – but their efforts were to no avail and the ring is still missing.

Now Steve has put out an appeal for anyone who may have picked up the ring.

Steve said: “Everyone there seemed to show some vague interest in looking for it but they couldn’t find it and we carried on the night as normal.

“My wife is gutted as you can imagine. She’s thinking she’s never going to get it back.

“We’ve only been married six weeks and we got engaged in September last year.”

If you know where the ring is, contact Steve by e-mailing stevebega@me.com.

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6:15pm Wed 8 Jan 14

thesouth says...

This made the echo? At least they have each other, that's way more important
This made the echo? At least they have each other, that's way more important thesouth
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9:56pm Wed 8 Jan 14

shawford says...

A ring can be replaced at least they have each other. Some of us were not do lucky,
A ring can be replaced at least they have each other. Some of us were not do lucky, shawford
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Wed 8 Jan 14

weall8leedscum says...

If anyone finds it then please give them a ring !
If anyone finds it then please give them a ring ! weall8leedscum
  • Score: 5

8:11am Thu 9 Jan 14

sarfhamton says...

Wouldn't this article more use with:

1) A picture of the ring
2) Details of when it was
3) The Echo stumping up a reward

I hope they get it back though
Wouldn't this article more use with: 1) A picture of the ring 2) Details of when it was 3) The Echo stumping up a reward I hope they get it back though sarfhamton
  • Score: 4

9:18pm Thu 9 Jan 14

MarcusN says...

I heard The Joiners had put up a £100 reward!
I heard The Joiners had put up a £100 reward! MarcusN
  • Score: 0

10:34am Fri 10 Jan 14

holtbet says...

Hi all,

It's Liz (the wife that lost the ring). Just thought I'd let you all know that The Joiners did indeed offer a £100 reward (as well as my mum and my husband's band) and were incredibly kind and helpful on the night and after also.

There is a photo of the ring above, you just have to click on the thumbnail below the main photo.

We are very grateful to The Echo for their help and for running this story, but obviously did not mean to cause offence to those who don't feel this was worthy of a newspaper report.

Thanks x
Hi all, It's Liz (the wife that lost the ring). Just thought I'd let you all know that The Joiners did indeed offer a £100 reward (as well as my mum and my husband's band) and were incredibly kind and helpful on the night and after also. There is a photo of the ring above, you just have to click on the thumbnail below the main photo. We are very grateful to The Echo for their help and for running this story, but obviously did not mean to cause offence to those who don't feel this was worthy of a newspaper report. Thanks x holtbet
  • Score: 1

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