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 ring was made in honor of the exhibit and a winner was drawn December 20th. Shebetka received the ring Friday.