A BRIDE-to-be has been left devastated after her cherished Tiffany engagement ring was stolen two weeks before her wedding day.
Charlie Savage, 33, was given the platinum ring last September when fiance Adam Beebee proposed in the Nevada desert.
The couple will tie the knot on October 12 and had finished putting the finishing touches to their big day with the wedding bands being chosen to match the engagement ring.
But callous thieves ransacked the couple’s Brook Lane home in Chester and stole the engagement ring, threatening to sour what should be the happiest day of their lives.
Miss Savage got back from the gym at 8.30pm on Tuesday and immediately sensed something was not right.
“As soon as I went into the house I could see the internal doors were open and we always close them,” she said.
“Then I saw that the back door was wide open and I knew what had happened straight away.
“I only ever take my engagement ring off when I am going to the gym or cleaning and I had left it upstairs in a box in my bedroom.”
Miss Savage ran upstairs and into her bedroom, which had been ransacked with her jewellery strewn over the floor.
She searched for her engagement ring but was heartbroken when she realised the ring was missing.
She said: “It is horrendous that this has happened and it is not about what the ring is worth.”
Miss Savage, who works in public relations in Liverpool, said the engagement ring holds many special memories for her.
“Adam and I have been together for over five years and we got engaged last September at a friend’s wedding in America,” she said.
“It was a complete surprise when he proposed. We were in the desert in Nevada and the ring was perfect. It was a unique ring and a unique proposal.”
The couple, who used to live in London, only moved to Chester in February.
Miss Savage said: “We bought a new house and there has been so much going on that we only decided to get married at Easter.
“We’ve had a busy couple of months getting things ready and everything was pretty much complete because we wanted a couple of weeks where we didn’t have to worry and could spend time with our friends and families.
“I was never one of those girls to think about white weddings but we are very much in love. We have planned the wedding so carefully and luckily we had not collected our wedding bands.
“The wedding is going to be an emotional day anyway because I lost my father eight years ago.
“We could go out and buy another ring tomorrow but it would not be the same. I really want the ring back but I am not going to let that affect the wedding.
“The wedding will be amazing whatever happens.”
Miss Savage has endured sleepless nights since her ring was stolen, but said her fiance and the police had been fantastic.
Forensics officers have been to her home and Cheshire Police are now investigating the theft.
Anyone with any information should call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 855 of September 24.