I may be a bit of a traditionalist but if I’m going to give someone a ring, I’d rather put it in a presentation box. It has served me well over the years and seems safe, if a tad boring.
Not Vikki Rutter from Edenbridge in Kent, though. She decided that she would put a ruby ring, destined to be a 21st birthday present for her cousin, Ava, in a helium balloon.
And guess what happened?
Whilst she was searching around for a counterweight to hold the balloon, Vikki was amazed to find that a gust of wind had blown it away, ring and all.
Despite frantic searching, the errant balloon and ring have not been found.
Red faces all round.
Still, it’s the thought that counts.