Devastated mother says stolen jewellery was given to her on wedding day

PUBLISHED: 08:08 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:08 16 August 2018

Claire Revans wore the diamond and gold cross necklace on her wedding day 14 years ago. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Claire Revans wore the diamond and gold cross necklace on her wedding day 14 years ago. Picture: CONTRIBUTED


A diamond and gold necklace which was given to a bride on her wedding day was snatched by burglars when they broke into her Linton home.

Claire Revans was given the cross by her husband the day they married at a Linton church 14 years ago but returned home from her holiday to find it had been taken by burglars, as well as other pieces of jewellery including a bracelet she wore at her christening and a Gucci watch.

The burglary happened between 5.45pm on August 7 and 5.45pm the following day, with the back door smashed and rooms searched, Cambridgeshire Constabulary confirmed.

Mrs Revans, a mother-of-three, said: “I was devastated, just heart broken. Everything that meant something to me has gone. I always wanted a cross a like that. My identical twin had a cross at her wedding and I had a silver cross when I was christened.”

The necklace is an 18 carat gold cross inlaid with diamonds.

Mrs Revans, 43, said gifts that were given to her for her 18th, 21st and 30th birthdays were also taken.

She said: “I just searched in the hope I would find something. Every box I opened I just burst into tears. I can’t replace the stuff that’s been taken. I have only got my memories now they’ve taken my possessions. Half of it is not even worth anything. I don’t even care if they get caught I just want my jewellery back. It might not mean something to them but it means something to me.”

Mrs Revans said that in time she would have passed the possessions on to her children, adding “I never get rid of anything”.

Friends of Mrs Revans called to say her home had been broken into whilst she was on holiday in Cornwall.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary said cash, a smartphone and a camera were also taken, and confirmed that no arrests had been made and the investigation continued.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting crime 35/21075/18 or visit Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via

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