GRAND PRIZE: Winner's of the Ritchie's Jewellers Diamond competition John and Emily Loveday with Ritchie's Jewellers owner Ray Dunn. Photo: Scottie Simmonds / NewsMail
GRAND PRIZE: Winner's of the Ritchie's Jewellers Diamond competition John and Emily Loveday with Ritchie's Jewellers owner Ray Dunn. Photo: Scottie Simmonds / NewsMail Scottie Simmonds

Valentine's Day a sparkler for one lucky couple

JOHN Loveday will be the bloke Bundaberg men can thank for setting the bar so high this Valentine's Day, after he showered his wife with a heart-cut diamond sparkler - with the help of the NewsMail and Ritchie's Jewellers.

Mr Loveday was the lucky winner of a diamond giveaway worth a total of $5000.

He said he didn't know who the real winner was - himself or wife Emily.

"I expect the same sort of present," he said with a laugh.

The 0.904 carat diamond was hand-picked in Antwerp, Belgium, by Ritchie's Jewellers owners Ray and Vicki Dunn.

"We bought it on a diamond-buying trip last year," Mrs Dunn said.

The Valentine's Day promotion attracted almost 5000 entries.

Mrs Loveday said she hope to have the diamond set in a ring. Setting is part of the prize.



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