Stolen ring 'priceless' to family
WHEN thieves broke into Liz Gibbins' Gailes home two weeks ago, they stole something worth more to her than any other possession.
The invaders rummaged through her and her husband's belongings at their Newman St home, emptying drawers in their search for valuable possessions.
Among the stolen items were two laptops and a solid silver bangle with a red heart charm, given to her by a friend from London as a 40th birthday gift.
The most devastating loss came when Mrs Gibbins realised they had taken a ring, 5mm in width, made out of white gold and bearing diamonds, which was passed down through three generations of Mrs Gibbins' family.
While the stolen laptops contained thousands of family photos, the mementos were backed up on a hard drive.
But the eternity ring, which she wore on her wedding day, was one of a kind.
Her nan received the ring when she gave birth to Mrs Gibbins' mother.
She passed away six years ago and Mrs Gibbins was devastated when she discovered her cherished ring was missing.
"I broke down once I found out they took the ring because it's completely irreplaceable," she said.
"It's not worth very much for anyone else. I don't think they would get very much money for it."
Mrs Gibbins is now pregnant with a daughter of her own and dreamt of the day she could give the family heirloom to her daughter.
"Having a little girl of my own, I would have liked to have given it my daughter," she said.
If anyone has spotted the jewellery, please contact Mrs Gibbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.