"I remember holding it and believing that I was doing something important and something that mattered. That something was love. After allowing time to pass and the things I’ve discovered I can see that those moments weren’t destined to last."
To turn the split "into something positive", Sam has decided to donate the diamond sparkler to a charity called The Banksia Project, which focuses prevention and recovery for mental ill health in the male community.
"This will go to auction for a charity that I believe in," he wrote.
"It’s time to move on and having the beauty sit in a box, when it could be be doing good for others in need. This is really important to me."