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Saturday 17 November 2018

Search is on to reunite owner with jewellery

Mia Doherty with her charity shop find that included a Victorian florin possibly dating from 1878
Mia Doherty with her charity shop find that included a Victorian florin possibly dating from 1878

Brendan Keane

A Wexford woman has begun a search to find the owner of jewellery that she discovered inside a cosmetics gift set that she bought in a charity shop two years ago in Wexford town.

Mia Doherty, from Ardcavan, was in the WSPCA shop in Cornmarket at Christmas, 2016, when she spotted the Marks and Spencer's gift set.

'When I opened it up later on I discovered two bags inside it with jewellery in them,' she told this newspaper.

Among the items of jewellery were ear rings and a necklace along with money and a coin.

The coin, which is very worn, appears to be a Victorian florin and possibly dates to around 1878.

Ms Doherty said she thought on-and-off about trying to find the owner over the last two years but has now decided to go ahead and see if they can be reunited with the items.

'It's the necklace that I'm particularly hopeful of reuniting with its owner as it may be of important sentimental value to someone out there,' she said.

If anyone thinks the items might belong to them or someone they know they can contact Ms Doherty by email at mjordy71@hotmail.com

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