Woman has mother’s engagement ring stolen

A daughter has been left distraught after her mother’s engagement ring was stolen.

The heirloom - described as a marquisette set with three small diamonds - was one of three rings to be taken from the victim’s Laing Terrace property on Saturday between 6.15pm and 9.15pm.

Police say the suspect reached through an open window at the back of the property and took three jewellery boxes, which were on a dressing table.

The contents of the jewellery boxes included the engagement ring as well as a yellow gold ring with a diamond in the centre encircled in rubies and with another circle of diamonds around it. It’s 35 years old and worth around £1,200.

The final ring has a long set line of emeralds with lines of diamonds down each side, and is 15 years old and valued at £400.

PC David Jamieson from Police Scotland said: “We are keen to hear from anybody who recognises the description of the jewellery, as the suspect may be attempting to sell them.

“The stolen items are of great sentimental value. One of the rings was the engagement ring of the victim’s mother, and so she is particularly distressed about its theft.

“Anyone who was near Laing Terrace in Hawick on Saturday evening and saw anything suspicious, or who can help identify these rings is asked to contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.