It could have ended in a stink but thankfully the search for a treasured ring at the tip had a happy ending. The horror began for Pemberton’s Melissa White when she put her grandmother’s ring in a tissue, then misplaced it. “It’s priceless, not in its monetary value, but in sentiment,” Melissa said. After tearing the house apart, Melissa and her daughter Chloe turned to the last resort — a hunt at the Manjimup tip, believing the ring must have been thrown in the bin. “I thought we should do absolutely everything to find the ring — I didn’t want us to look back in 10 years and wish we’d done every-thing we could,” Chloe said. “It only took an hour and it was Mum who found it. “We were laughing and crying.” Manjimup Shire waste management officer Mark Sewell gave permission for the ladies to visit the tip to search for the ring. “We were searching and then Mark rocked up and offered to help search,” Melissa White said. “Thank you to Mark, Heather, Grant, Stephanie and Bill for all their help. A big thank you also to everyone on Facebook who offered support and — later — congratulations.” The ring, a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother, will in time be handed down to Chloe.“For me, it’s my connection to my ancestors,” Melissa said.