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$3K diamond bracelet found in Winston-Salem Salvation Army kettle

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A $3,000 emerald and diamond bracelet was found in a Salvation Army kettle Tuesday in Winston-Salem, according to Salvation Army officials.

The bracelet was wrapped in a five dollar bill with a note reading, “In Memory of Mother.” It was found outside the Walmart on Peters Creek Parkway.

Officials said it’s value was confirmed by Kevin Slusher, certified gemologist appraiser and general manager of Windsor Jewelers.

This is the second time jewelry has been placed in a Salvation Army kettle by an anonymous donor in Winston-Salem this season.

A diamond ring worth at least $3,500 was donated to a kettle outside the K&W Cafeteria on Healy Drive earlier this month.

“We have been so surprised to find not one, but now two pieces of valuable jewelry in our red kettles,” said Major Kent Davis, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, according to a press release.

The Salvation Army said the money raised will help tens of thousands of people with rent and utility assistance and food and shelter.