Di­a­mond ring fetches €4,000

Bray People - - NEWS -

AN ORIG­I­NAL di­a­mond ring made by an Ark­low gold­smith was auc­tioned for €4,000 in aid of Wicklow Hospice af­ter the star stud­ded ‘Lin­coln’ movie pre­miere on Sun­day.

Lo­cal jew­eller John Swan wanted to show his sup­port for the Hospice project and de­cided to make a con­tri­bu­tion to the auc­tion in the form of a princess cut di­a­mond ring with 12 cir­cu­lar di­a­monds sur­round­ing the outer col­lett.

The di­a­monds are set in 18ct white gold with rose gold half way down the band which flows into yel­low gold.

‘ Th­ese three colours are part of the rain­bow that rep­re­sents the Hospice dream and hopefully at the end of this year this rain­bow will be turn­ing the sod for this won­der­ful project. The vi­sion, en­ergy and de­ter­mi­na­tion of a small group in Wicklow who dared to dream of build­ing a hospice in the county for ter­mi­nally ill pa­tients and their fam­i­lies in the worst re­ces­sion the coun­try has en­dured is in­spir­ing,’ said John.

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