By The Canadian Press
HALIFAX – A Halifax woman who accidentally donated her lifelong collection of gold, diamonds and pearls is hoping against the odds that her jewelry will be returned.
Jane Lowe realized too late that her husband had stashed a Ziploc bag of valuable gifts and family heirlooms in a bag of donation-ready clothes when the couple was headed out of town.
The treasures included a string of pearls gifted from her father, a gold tennis bracelet, diamond and amethyst earrings and gold necklaces from a family member who passed away.
Lowe contacted Diabetes Canada, which picked up the clothes, and the Value Village locations where the bag could have ended up, but it’s now a waiting game for a possible miracle return of her collection.
Some items, including an emerald and diamond pendant, were especially valuable, but Lowe said the sentimental value of her grandmother’s imitation pearls couldn’t possibly be assigned a price.
She hoped to give the jewelry to her children and granddaughters one day, but Lowe said she’s trying to stay positive and appreciate her life’s other blessings.