This week, another person who wished to remain anonymous purchased the ring for $3,100.
Several people bid on the ring — a round, brilliant-cut diamond just a shade over one carat set in a 14-carat white gold, four-prong Tiffany mounting — while it was on display for auction at Maryville Jewelers during July.
The monetary infusion for The Salvation Army will go a long way to help area residents in need. In 2011, 4,025 families received assistance from the organization’s food bank. Since The Salvation Army opened another food bank in Murray County this year, the number of families seeking help is likely to double, said Pat Thompson, office manager at the local Salvation Army.
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