A mum-of-four who found a “beautiful” gold ring on the pavement in a cemetery is desperately trying to trace its owner.

Amanda Byrne, of Keats Close, Borehamwood, was visiting her grandparents’ grave in Allum Lane Cemetery, Allum Lane, when she spotted the piece of jewellery last Tuesday.

The 30-year-old is now hoping she can reunite it with its rightful owner, “who must be feeling so devastated”.

She added: “I was surprised I saw it because it was a fairly rainy day, but I noticed something glistening on the ground.

“When I realised what it was I was taken aback and thought ‘wow’. It is absolutely stunning and very beautiful.

“It looks like it could be sentimental to someone because it is engraved, so I am keen to give it back.

“Somebody out there must be missing it.”

Mrs Byrne immediately went to see if she could find anyone in the vicinity of where the ring was found, but said there was nobody there.

She contacted the police, but detectives told her they were happy for her to try to trace the owner.

Mrs Byrne, who is studying education at university, added: “A few weeks ago I thought I lost my own wedding ring and the feeling of pure dread was horrendous.

“If this was mine, I would hope someone would come forward with it. I have posted about this on Facebook and Twitter but so far, nobody has come forward.”

Do you think the ring belongs to you? Phone the newsdesk on 07795 223 610 or e-mail aslater@london.newsquest.co.uk.

Proof of ownership, including a full description of the ring and the inscription inside, will be required.