A bride who accidentally threw her engagement ring in the trash has issued an urgent, and unusual, plea for public help.

The bribe-to-be - who is due to get married in one month - accidentally threw her ring into the trash in Jerusalem's Geula neighborhood. Just seconds later, the trash can was emptied by a passing garbage truck, and only after several minutes did the frantic bride realize what she had done.

As soon they were contacted, the Jerusalem Municipality ordered the garbage truck to pull over at the municipal depot and unload its contents, and the desperate search for the ring - worth several tens of thousands of shekels - began in earnest

The woman's family have appealed to members of the public to help, and are offering a cash reward to whoever finds the missing ring.