LONGBOAT KEY - A wedding band dating back to Christmas Day 1955 has been found in the sand off Longboat Key.

Mark DesErmia made the find during Fourth of July when he discovered the wedding ring submerged deep in the sand off Longboat Key, and while he's come across many rings in his history of working with a metal detector, this one stood out.

The ring has a unique inscription with a memorable anniversary – December 25, 1955. There's also an inscription on the band, the name "Oldulia."

Hoping to find the owner, he has posted it on his Facebook page, and now, it's been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

With a unique wedding date, these people are probably in their mid to late 80s, so DesErmia says it would bring him to tears to be able to help return the ring.