Random acts of kindness help us see the good in humanity, especially after a year of heartbreaking news stories. After the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., former Today show anchor Ann Curry took to Twitter to promote #26actsofkindness, inspiring people around the globe to give back in simple ways.
Here are five acts of kindness from jewelers in 2012 that remind us of all the good that exists in this industry.
Thanks to the kindness of strangers, an 86-year-old woman’s missing diamond was recently returned to her—after laying unnoticed in a parking lot for a month.
James Earl Sims, an 87-year-old veteran of the Korean War and World War II, was recently reunited with his Purple Heart and three other honorary medals that had been missing for years.
Ellis Jewelers in Concord, N.C., recently sponsored its second annual Future Designers contest encouraging grade school students to design unique jewelry pieces.
Jamie Jockwig, owner of Baraka Gemstones and Jewelry in Seattle, has dedicated his store to helping those less fortunate.
Sonny’s Diamonds & Jewelry in Denver recently assisted one hopeless romantic by donating an engagement ring so that he could propose to his girlfriend.