A mysterious piece of jewellery appearing to belong to someone from Ayrshire has been found thousands of miles across the world.

A Canadian metal detecting enthusiast was out doing his thing when he came across what appeared to be a necklace or a bracelet belonging to someone with the address of 6 Alloway Place, Ayr, Scotland.

After giving the piece a quick scrub, it revealed the name to be Granville W. Graham.

Randy Gerylo from Manitoba in Canada was the one who found the piece, and he is hopeful he can return it to a descendant of the Graham family.

He said: “I am from Manitoba Canada and my main hobby is metal detecting. A few weeks ago I found an item that belonged to someone from Ayrshire.

“His name is engraved on the item Granville W. Graham. At one time he lived on Alloway Place. He may have passed on by now as the item is fairly old and has been buried for a long time.

“However maybe there are family members around that I can pass it too.

“I have always lived in Manitoba Canada and I have been metal detecting for around 34 years. I found the bracelet when I was out metal detecting on November 8.”

After finding the piece, Randy immediately turned to Facebook where he found Ayr and Ayrshire history groups for him to share his story and see if he could track down who the item belonged to.

So far, the search has not provided the answers that Randy has been looking for.

He added: “I found the Ayrshire Family History Group by doing a Facebook search of Ayrshire groups hoping to find relevant site to help me with this return.

“So far I have not found any members of the fellows family as I believe the owner of the bracelet has passed away.

“I believe the bracelet may have been lost in the 1940s or 50s as it looks like a fairly old piece.

“I am really hoping to be able to find a family member of Granville Graham who may would like this item. Plus maybe someone who remembers him going over to Canada.

“This is the first time I have found an identified piece from someone on the other side of the world.

“The item was found at Gimli Manitoba by Lake Winnipeg.”