A mother from Baildon has put out an appeal to find a gold ring which belonged to her late son who died of cancer. 

Julia Nixon was clearing out boxes of items that belonged to her son when she found a gold ring encrusted with a mixture of small rubies and diamonds. 

She said it had an oriental look which reminded her of her son who made the most of his days by travelling around the globe, including China.

Mrs Nixon said she felt it was meant to be, especially considering rubies are her birth stone. 

She decided to take the ring to a jewellers in Shipley who fixed a missing ruby and tweaked the size to fit her little finger.

But just days after sporting the sentimental ring Julia Nixon returned home to find the ring was no longer on her finger.

She recalls leaving Nuffield about 3.20pm on Wednesday, June 5 with the ring on her finger and then going the Co-op in Baildon.

Mrs Nixon last remembers seeing the ring whilst she was at Nuffield.

She said: "It's a long shot. If I could get it back I'd be over the moon. If not I have to accept everybody's done their best.

"What I really appreciate is the love and concern from the Baildon community. There's a lot of love in the world. 

"It was hallmarked gold, I can't imagine it would be worth a lot of money."

Anyone with information should contact 'Julia Nixon' via Facebook.