An expectant mother's wedding ring has been found after it slipped from her finger and got lost somewhere in the Simpson Desert.
Elizabeth Docherty and husband Jason Docherty were enjoying their "babymoon" and were taking photographs when she realised her wedding ring was gone.
Birdsville Police Station in southwest Queensland began a search for the owner of a silver-coloured gem ring that was found by a traveller in the outback.
When a Facebook post was made trying to find the rightful owner, Mrs Docherty's sister tagged her, letting her know the ring had been found.
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Over 1700 kilometres away in Kandos, NSW, Mrs Docherty was in disbelief that it had been found.
"It was my wedding band that I had lost over on Big Red in June," she told ABC News.
The expectant mother said her fingers were "swelling up and down" ahead of the birth of their first child next month.
"As you can imagine, I'm pretty emotional as it is these days," she said.
Mrs Docherty said she was "just thrilled" and overcome to hear someone had found the ring in the desert and been honest enough to hand it in.
"You walk that sand dune — and you walk 10 metres, and you don't know which way you've just come from. It's huge. I cannot believe someone's found it in the magnitude of sand that's there," she said.
"I can't even fathom that someone has found it, let alone handed it in."
Mrs Docherty said she will be able to prove to the police the ring is hers with a photo at the bottom of a sand dune where you can see the ring on her finger.
The couple are expecting their baby in seven weeks times.