A north-east family has issued an emotional appeal after jewellery “collected throughout a lifetime” was stolen from their home.
Rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets and earrings worth more than £100,000 were from a property in Cathedral Street area of Buckie at some point between 9pm on March 8 and 3pm on March 9.
In a statement released through police, the family said: “The jewellery stolen has been collected throughout a lifetime and many of the items taken have sentimental value and cannot be replaced.
“We are devastated by what has happened and ask that anyone who may have information, no matter how small, which could assist police gets in touch with them.”
Pictures of some of the items taken have been released in an effort to track down the jewellery.
Some of the distinctive items include;
- Platinum three-stone ring featuring round brilliant cut diamonds in six-claw setting.
- 9ct yellow gold Mabe pearl ring in a bezel setting.
- Platinum Flower shaped ring, featuring six cabochon cut green emeralds and three round brilliant cut diamonds in claw setting.
- 18ct yellow gold, illusion set diamond solitaire engagement ring.
- 18ct yellow gold 6mm wide wedding ring, with diamond cut edging.
- Japanese 7mm Akoya pearl strand individually knotted with a yellow gold hook clasp.
- 9ct yellow gold wide domed Ola Gorie ring.
- 18ct yellow gold antique style hinged bangle featuring oval cut blue sapphires and with two round brilliant cut diamonds set between each sapphire with a yellow gold safety chain.
- 18ct white gold three stone ring featuring a pear shaped blue Tanzanite, with a round brilliant cut diamond claw set either side.
- 18ct yellow gold half-moon shaped brooch featuring round faceted blue sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds. With a yellow gold safety chain and safety catch.
Detective Sergeant George Nixon said: “This incident has understandably been very distressing for the property owners and we are carrying out a thorough investigation.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have been driving in the area and have dash cam footage to check this and contact police.
“Officers can be contacted on 101 using reference number CF0058740319 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous.
“I would also urge anyone who has been offered items for sale and may have concern as to where they have come from to contact police.”