THE Repair Shop left viewers in tears tonight when Jay Blades and his team fixed an engagement ring that “reunited a late gran and grandad
THE Repair Shop left viewers in tears tonight when Jay Blades and his team fixed an engagement ring that “reunited a late gran and grandad”.
The family heirloom was handed in by the couple’s granddaughter Michelle, who moved viewers to tears when she described their “love at first sight” moment.
Michelle revealed her grandmother Muriel was engaged to be married to another man when she clapped eyes on Wilfred in a pub, having arrived there early for a date with her fiancé.
She said she found the broken ring, that had partially snapped, hidden in a teapot after Muriel’s death in April, aged 99.
Michelle told Jay Blades and Goldsmith Richard Talent: “The ring for me is the start of our timeline. It holds all that history from the day they got engaged. I’d love to get it mended for my gran because she was so special.
“Having those two ends meet again is like my gran and my granddad meeting again.”
Michelle later returned to see the ring restored and immediately broke down in tears, kissing it like her grandmother used to.
“I just can’t wait to show everyone and continue to tell their love story, because they adored each other and it will bring back all those wonderful memories of my gran and my granddad and that brings me so much joy,” she said.
Goldsmith Richard Talent who carried out the work was left feeling touched, as Jay told the jeweller: “That was special”
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There wasn’t a dry eye at home and viewers shared their reactions on twitter.
One person wrote: “tonight was tissues all the way, the ring, the chest & donkey too!”
Another said: “Blimey, fellow viewers don’t wear mascara tonight, the engagement ring restoration was beautiful”