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posted: 7/9/2014 3:49 PM

amily Seeks Help in Finding Lost Heirloom

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Jim Mitchell

The family of a long-time Naperville resident is asking for help in finding a piece of lost jewelry. The diamond engagement ring has been in their family for nearly seven decades and is believed to have been lost on July 1st in downtown Naperville.

The platinum art-deco style ring featured two round diamonds set next to each other in a "flat-top setting," with numerous diamond chips on the side. The jewelry dates back to the 1940s when it was the engagement ring of Ann Lord's mother, Evelyn Cobb Thornton. Lord, who resided in Naperville for nearly her entire life before moving to Aurora in 2006, lost the ring during an outing in Naperville on July 1st. She had met friends for lunch in the downtown area and said she lost the ring somewhere between the parking lot adjacent to the Jefferson Street garage and the Wise Boxer Pour House.

"The ring has tremendous sentimental value to her," said Lord's granddaughter, Julie Jacobi who has launched a social media campaign to spread the word of the search. "We are asking anyone who lives or works in the area to please look for the ring. It would mean so much to our family to see it back with my grandmother."

If anyone has information about the missing ring, they are asked to contact Jacobi at