3-carat diamond ring donated anonymously to Virginia Goodwill

An anonymous donor generously gave the Goodwill a diamond ring that could fetch nearly $10,000 in an online auction. Goodwill of Greater Washington/CBS DC

ANNANDALE, Va. -- A 3-carat diamond ring donated anonymously to a northern Virginia Goodwill thrift store has attracted bids exceeding $9,000.

Goodwill of Washington Chief Marketing Officer Brendan Hurley says the ring was dropped off in a plastic bag with some other jewelry at a location in Annandale in June, CBS DC reports.

Goodwill had the ring appraised and posted it for auction on its website, shopgoodwill.com. The high bid as of early Tuesday morning was more than $9,000. Bidding on the ring closes around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

While it is not unusual for Goodwill to receive donated jewelry, workers there say a diamond ring of this size definitely stands out.

Goodwill says the money will be used to support job training programs.

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