Goodwill isn’t your ideal jewelry store but a donated 3-carat diamond ring has people talking

Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 10:08:48-04

ANNANDALE, Va- Goodwill,  a place you go to donate or buy used items . But one anonymous Virginia donor takes there generosity to another level.

A Northern Virginia Goodwill got a donation of jewelry dropped off in a plastic bag, jewelry is a common donation… but in that bag there was a diamond among the rough.

Goodwill of Greater Washington/CBS DC

The 3-carat diamond ring with a 14k gold band was in the bag of jewelry. Workers said the size of the ring made it stand out. Once Goodwill had the ring appraised they began an auction on their website, and the bids came rolling in. Yesterday the ring was sold for 11,601 dollars.

Goodwill, gracious of the anonymous donation, tells CBS that the money collected for the ring will be used for job training programs.

By: Charyssa Parent