Anonymous Donor Donates a $1400 Diamond Ring

December 26, 2014, Senior Editior

Anonymous Donor Donates a $1400 Diamond Ring

In the midst of the most striving places, angels show up in the strangest faces.

This Christmas, angels sure have been busy, showing their grace in most mysterious ways amidst strangest of faces. Just a day prior to the Christmas Eve, the kettle of Salvation Army in Florissant, Missouri tinkled with yet another anonymous donation. However, what turned out was a $1400 worth diamond ring with an appraisal letter saying “for the feast of Stephen” scribbled on the back.

In the recent past there have been quiet a handful of mistakenly dropped jewelry trinkets but with the note attached to this gold, ½ karat diamond ring, there can be no blunder that it is a blessing in the most trying of times. “We count it as a blessing especially since our kettles are down 50 percent of our goal,” Salvation Army Capt. Karen Holness was quoted saying on Wednesday.

This generous donation is perhaps inspired from yet another heartwarming Christmas story. On 14th December, 2014, a diamond ring and wedding band, places by its prior owner in the red donation kettle in Boston, got sold for $21,000, at worth ten times it original price. The note accompanying the rings donated by the owner said, “I’m hoping there’s someone out there who made lots of money this year and will buy the ring for 10 times its worth. After all, there’s no price on love or the sentimental value of this diamond ring. But money will help the kids.” She also mentioned that she was donating the ring in the memory of her late beloved husband who was a kind and giving soul. The diamond of the engagement ring itself is worth $1850. Such a beautiful expression of love lead to another grand gesture to help those in true need and the wedding sets indeed fetch more than 10 times its original worth.

What is more stirring is that the ring and band, bought by a widow, who is also prior Salvation Army volunteer, wants to return them back to the owner of the wedding set. The kindhearted buyer told the Salvation Army during the auction on Monday, 14th December, 2014 “I want to be involved in this because it’s about the spirit of Christmas, the spirit of giving. My wish is that the rings can be returned to this woman who gave them up in memory of her husband for the sake of children at Christmas.” This generous gesture was partly inspired as she too had lost her beloved husband.

Holidays are no doubt trying times particularly for those who have lost their loved ones. But such awe-inspiring and gratifying gestures like donating a diamond ring shows pure hearted kindness and are what makes the Christmas so special and relives the very essence of this spirited festival.

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