Brooch Worth Nearly $5,000 is Donated to Salvation Army Red Kettle in Boston

An anonymous donator dropped an expensive piece of jewelry in a Salvation Army Red Kettle in Boston, continuing an act that is now becoming a tradition.

A diamond-and-gold fish brooch, worth nearly $5,000, was found on November 29 at the Macy’s at Downtown Crossing.

The Salvation Army’s Massachusetts Divisional Commander Major David B. Davis said, the “gift is a reminder that there are hidden heroes throughout the Commonwealth, and we are grateful to them and all donors, large or small, who embody the spirit of the season and help us support individuals and families in need.”

The brooch is made of 18k gold and 32 diamonds. It weighs 1.589 carats.

In 2014, a widow donated wedding rings in memory of her husband, inspiring others to do the same each year.

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