Dark day as Sophie’s $10,000 sparkle goes missing

A BRIDE-to-be is reeling after losing her engagement ring.

Sophie Wallace was given the custom-made diamond-encrusted white gold ring, valued at $10,000, by her partner, Alex McCallum, in February.

She believes she lost it in East Albury on Wednesday night.

Ms Wallace, a speech pathologist, took it off at work and put it in her purse before exercising at the Fight Gym in central Albury.

She then went shopping at the IGA supermarket in Borella Road, East Albury, on her way home.

“Alex said he’s gone through the seven stages of grieving, but I don’t know if I’m quite at the stage of acceptance yet,” she said.

“I’m gutted, pretty devastated,” she said.

The couple have put up posters in central and East Albury and have offered a $500 reward for the finder.

“It’s hard to say whether I lost it or it’s been taken,” Sophie said.

“I don’t know if I’d use the word stolen.

“Stupidly, it was in my purse and at some point it’s come out of it.”

Ms Wallace is using social media in a bid to find her precious ring.

The couple have not set a date for their wedding but are likely to marry late next year.

Anyone with information can phone Ms Wallace on 0416 212 059.