£13,000 ring found in charity bag
Published 29/04/2010 | 09:02
A retired jeweller sorting through items donated to a charity spotted one fabulous find: a 2.6-carat diamond and platinum ring.
Officials from Goodwill Industries say the ring has been appraised at $17,600 (£13,298), making it the most expensive item ever donated to Goodwill Industries Keystone Area, in Pennsylvania.
The Patriot-News newspaper reports that the ring was discovered last week by retired jewellery Barry Landis, who has sorted through donated jewellery in Goodwill's Harrisburg distribution centre for the last two years. Most of it is costume jewellery, but the donated diamond shone through.
The ring has a two-carat European-cut diamond, surrounded 14 smaller diamonds.
Goodwill officials aren't sure why the ring ended up being donated. No one has come forward to take credit.