'My street cred is shot!' Groom-to-be on return of engagement ring lost in New York

A British couple who lost an engagement ring down a drain in New York hours after deciding to get married say it is "incredible" that police have found the precious piece of jewellery.

John Drennan, 36, and Daniella Anthony, 34, told Sky News the last few days had been "absolutely crazy".

After the couple lost the ring in Times Square on Friday night, they sought help from the police.

Initially, officers were unable to find it, and the couple left without leaving contact information.

But after further searches the next morning, officers discovered the ring and cleaned it up.

Following an appeal on social media, they managed to contact John and Daniella.

"Case closed," officers posted, along with a picture of the couple, adding: "Thank you, Twitter. Love, John, Daniella, and the NYPD.

"We're making arrangements to get them their ring back. Congratulations!"

"It's just been absolutely crazy," Daniella told Sky News. "I can't believe they've found the ring! It's incredible."

John said his "street cred is definitely absolutely shot".

He added: "Our friends are all talking about it on WhatsApp. They spotted the NYPD Twitter post first and said, 'Is that you guys? What happened?' That's how we found out."

The couple were in New York for their 10-year anniversary. John had been carrying the ring around with him as they took in the sights, "constantly tapping my jacket pocket just to make sure it was still there".

He said: "We went all over the place - the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park - everything was just so busy, there were so many people everywhere and I was trying to find that right moment, you know?

"Then on Friday we went back to Central Park. Daniella was running and jumping through the leaves, and that's when I proposed. She'd only had the ring a matter of hours and then it was gone.

"On Saturday morning we couldn't bring ourselves to walk back past that drain. We just said, 'We're not ready for that yet.'"

Daniella said: "We thought - we can't tell anyone what happened! We can't tell our family, although we can tell them now it's been found."

The officers "will definitely be getting a mention at the wedding", John said.

"We cannot thank the people of New York or the police enough."

Sky News

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