Diamond ring accidentally given away has been returned

Diamond ring mistakenly given away with spare change has been found and returned to its owner

A Salt Spring Island woman who accidentally gave her diamond ring away with a handful of spare change has it back in her possession.

The ring was returned Tuesday after attention drawn to the story by local media coverage alerted the person who had the ring in his possession that the ring was being sought after, and prompted him to make arrangements for its return.

Trinda Gajek, the ring’s owner, said she is grateful to have the ring back even though two of its diamonds had apparently been pried from their settings and were missing. She went on to say a jeweller in Vancouver has offered to rebuild the ring free of charge.

“There was two weird things that happened,” Gajek said. “I had a fellow text me from Vancouver. He’s a jeweller and he offered to pay it forward and build me the identical ring for free and, of course I was thinking that was quite exceptional … I’m really grateful to have the ring, despite the fact that somebody along its journey had removed two diamonds. Again, no problem. So this guy in Vancouver is wanting to replace the diamonds and refinish the ring.”



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open next spring

Victoria shops avoid plastic bags, despite bylaw being voided

The city is working on getting the bylaw re-established

Langford ranks as fastest growing community in B.C.

Westshore community grew by 5.2 per cent in 2019 compared to 2018

Earthquake on top of highway closure a wake-up call for Island’s West Coast

“When someone says, ‘Be prepared for 72 hours,’ that means exactly that: be prepared.”

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

North Island bracing for heavy winds

Gusts ready to hit the communities at 120 km/h as Wednesday evening falls

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

INFOGRAPHIC: See how fast your B.C. city grew in 2019

The province’s fastest-growing municipalities were located on Vancouver Island

Landowner hearings begin for Trans Mountain expansion in Alberta

Detailed route talks start in Spruce Grove, in B.C. communities soon

Baby Bear statue returned to be reunited with Mama and Papa in Island Secret Garden spot

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

Most Read