A diamond in the rubbish: Jerusalem woman accidentally tosses NIS 30,000 diamond ring

Dozens of sanitation workers and residents sort through masses of rubbish for diamond ring that was accidentally taken out with the garbage.

January 21, 2016 13:21
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Sanitation workers and residents sort through masses of rubbish for a diamond ring that was accidentally tossed in the garbage, Jerusalem, January 21, 201. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)


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One man's trash really was another woman's treasure in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Dozens of sanitation workers and residents were sorting through masses of rubbish in the capital for a diamond ring that was accidentally tossed in the garbage.

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A local woman notified the driver of a municipal garbage truck after realizing that her NIS 30,000 ring had mistakenly gone out with the trash from her house. The woman convinced the driver to stop the vehicle and unload the haul.

The ring's owner offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who found the "blinged" band.

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