Apr 28, 2010 11:57 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Fabulous diamond ring donated to Goodwill

A retired jeweler sorting through items donated to a Pennsylvania charity spotted a fabulous find: a 2.6-carat diamond and platinum ring.

Officials from Goodwill Industries said the ring has been appraised at $17,600, making it the most expensive item ever donated to Goodwill Industries Keystone Area in Pennsylvania.

The ring was discovered last week by retired jeweler Barry Landis, who has sorted through donated jewelry in a Goodwill distribution center for the past two years. Most of it is costume jewelry, but the donated diamond shone through.

The ring has a two-carat European-cut diamond, surrounded by 14 smaller diamonds.

Goodwill officials aren't sure why the ring ended up being donated. No one has come forward to take credit.



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