Back in December, employees of The Salvation Army of Kansas City, KS were elated to find a .82 carat European-cut diamond wrapped in an unmarked piece of paper that had been dropped in a Salvation Army red kettle outside of a Walmart store in Shawnee, KS.
Meierotto’s Jewelers, a local supporter of The Salvation Army, donated not only a free appraisal of the ring, but an additional 18 karat white gold ring. Combined, the beautiful ring is 1.32 carats total diamond weight and valued at around $3,000.
Carol Meierotto, owner of Meierott’s Jewelers, believes the diamond is at least 100 years old and a family heirloom, based on the cut which hasn’t been popular since the 19th century.
The Salvation Army of Kansas City is currently auctioning this ring on ebay with all proceeds benefiting the Kansas City community. The ring is up for bid until February 7: just in time for Valentine’s Day!
So, fellows, not only could you give your lucky lady the ring of her dreams this Valentine’s Day, you can honestly say that every penny you spent will support individuals in need.
What are you waiting for? Click here to start bidding!
"We hope the love surrounding this gracious gift will continue on into the future", said Major Charles Smith, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in Kansas City.
The Salvation Army is so thankful for this mystery donor’s generosity as well as the wonderful support and donations of Meierotto’s Jewelers.
What amazing ways to show love to those in need!
Tags: Fundraising, Doing the Most Good