A KOROIT woman has been reunited with a lost diamond ring given to her by her mother who lives in Indonesia.
Vivi Inamora visited the Volcano Produce stand on the Princes Highway at Illowa on Tuesday morning after dropping her daughter off in Port Fairy.
"I bought some strawberries and remembered dropping my jacket," Ms Inamora said.
"I put the rings on top of the jacket in the car and didn't realise it had fallen off when I grabbed my jacket when I got out of the car because I got distracted.
"I realised driving back to Warrnambool when I saw my finger on the wheel and thought 'where is my ring?'"
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Ms Inamora said at first she thought she'd lost it when she parked outside the old Commonwealth Bank building in Port Fairy, taking it off to put lotion and a Band aid on her itchy hands.
She said the ring was a gift from her mother when she was living in Indonesia.
"She just wanted to give me something for a memory," Ms Inamora said.
"On Wednesday, I felt very upset but I said to myself if it's meant to be it will come back, but if it doesn't it's meant for someone else.
"Even on Thursday when I woke up, I kept saying to God, 'please find the ring for me'.
"It's not the value of the ring, it's memories of my mum."
The ring was handed to Volcano Produce farmer Ben Pohlner about 24 hours after she had been to the stand who then saw Ms Inamora's post about the lost ring on Facebook.
The Warrnambool couple who found the ring wished to remain anonymous. They said they had found it on the ground at the stall and advised the stall owner.
"I love the fact that it's a family heirloom," the husband said.
"We went to buy radish, didn't have it, I was annoyed, then we found the ring."
He said his wife had an "eagle eye" for finding things.
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