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Jewellers recreate two lost Church of Scotland treasures

Jewellers have created duplicates of two lost Church of Scotland treasures.

Kirk Moderator the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has unveiled replacements for a ring and a historic cross that disappeared last April.

The originals, worn by the Moderator on official duties, were in a bag that went missing from Edinburgh Airport.

Despite a four-figure reward for their safe return, the historically significant items have never been found.

The replacements were created by Edinburgh-based jewellers Margaret King.

Mrs Hood said: "The jewellers have done a fantastic job replicating the details of the cross, chain and ring. I don't intend to let it out of my sight.

"I won't quite wear it to bed but I will cherish it and look after it well."

In a comic twist, Mrs Hood was mistaken for a jewel thief during a fitting for a separate duplicate ring last May.

Jewellery shop staff recognised the copy of the lost gold ring she took in for adjustment and called the police.

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