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Airport Finds Duchess’ Tiara, Decides To Sell It

When Glascow airport workers discovered a diamond tiara in lost luggage in 2006, officials made a surprising decision. Instead of trying to discover who owned the tiara, they sold it and other jewels (worth, it turns out, $157,000) found in the same bag to a local dealer for a few grand and donated the bucks to charity. The story may have ended there, but Duchess Argyll of Scotland happened to spot her missing Cartier brooch earlier this year in an auction catalog, reports the Independent. The auction house was contacted, and it has returned the tiara and jewels. “I’m absolutely amazed,” said the 68-year-old duchess. “I thought I’d lost them forever.” Read more …

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