HEARTBROKEN style queen and model agent Celia Holman Lee has made a heartfelt appeal to the person who may have recovered her handbag which contained three valuable rings, a Cartier watch and gold bracelet, and has asked that they return them to her.
“I am very, very upset and really heartbroken and very angry with myself in the way I lost my bag with all my jewellery,” she explained on Sunday evening after returning from Henry Street Garda Station, where she reported the items missing.
The missing items include a five stone diamond ring she received for her recent 60th birthday; an emerald with a diamond ring; a blue sapphire diamond ring, a gold bracelet and Cartier watch.
The bizarre incident that resulted in the loss of the valuable jewellery happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at around 12.30am when she was leaving The Cornstore restaurant in Thomas Street after a night out with her husband Ger.
“I was getting into the car when I caught my hand on the door and it really hurt and started to swell up. I was in pain I took off all my rings and my watch and bracelet and put them in my bag, and was rubbing my fingers to ease the pain,” she explained.
In the confusion, Celia believes she left her handbag on the roof of the car, before getting in to be driven away.
“I am hoping that Gardai can look CCTV footage and hopefully we will get something from that. But I would appeal to whoever found the bag and jewellery to contact me. There will be a reward,” she promised.
Anyone with any information can ring the Gardai on 061-212400 or Celia at 412726.