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.
The Repair Shop viewers were in tears tonight after customer Michelle says her ‘late gran and grandad
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 their broken engagement ring, that had partially snapped, hidden in a teapot after Muriel’s death in April, aged 99.
Michelle explained to The Repair Shop host Jay 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.”
The engagement ring had been kept in a teapot for years after breaking and was only discovered when Michelle’s nan died aged 99
Goldsmith Richard Talent worked his magic on the ring
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.
Richard, who carried out the amazing restoration looked visibly moved, as Jay told the jeweller: “That was special”
Wilfred and Muriel on their wedding day
Michelle said it was love at first sight when her gran met Wilfred in a pub
Emotional Michelle couldn’t wait to show it to her family
There wasn’t a dry eye at home either 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”
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