By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com

While retail jewelers hope that most consumers will buy jewelry during the holiday season, it seems that some people are more interested in giving it away.


In the Harrisburg, Pa.-area, folks have answered the call of Salvation Army bells by throwing more than just change into the iconic red buckets.


So far this year, do-gooders have dropped nine gold rings, an emerald bracelet, earrings and a watch into local Salvation Army kettles, WHP-CBS reports. The Salvation Army then sells the jewels to a local jewelry shop and uses the money for its charity campaigns. Last year, rings alone brought in $4,000, WHP-CBS reports.


"We'll stick with the rings at this point," Salvation Army Major Darren Mudge told the news stations. "Ten lords a-leaping and the nine ladies dancing wouldn't fit in the kettles."


Can't argue with that logic.






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