Iowa woman wins ring inspired by Princess Diana

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids woman who visited a Davenport museum exhibit about Princess Diana says she cried tears of joy when she learned she had won a raffle for a ring inspired by royalty.

Maria Shebetka visited Davenport’s Putnam Museum in October to see the exhibit, “Diana, a Celebration.” She was told recently she won a sapphire and diamond ring by Bettendorf jeweler James Revell. It’s made with a 5.39-carat Chatham sapphire that’s surrounded by 14 diamonds and white gold. It’s inspired by the Princess of Wales’ engagement ring.

The jewelry, valued at $7,000, was the prize for signing up for a museum membership. The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/1gaAFuF ) the ring was made in honor of the exhibit and a winner was drawn Dec. 20. Shebetka received the ring Friday.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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