Police issued an appeal for help after jewellery worth a low six-figure sum was stolen from a Buckie home.
The house was targeted sometime between 9pm on March 8 and 3pm on March 9.
A number of rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets and earrings were taken.
In a statement released through police the family said: “The jewellery stolen has been collected throughout a lifetime and many of the items taken have sentimental value and cannot be replaced.
“We are devastated by what has happened and ask that anyone who may have information, no matter how small, which could assist police gets in touch with them.”
The items, pictured above, taken include:
• Platinum 3 stone ring featuring round brilliant cut diamonds in 6 claw setting.
• 9ct yellow gold Mabe pearl ring in a bezel setting.
• Platinum Flower shaped ring, featuring six cabochon cut green emeralds and 3 round brilliant cut diamonds in claw setting.
• 18ct yellow gold, illusion set diamond solitaire engagement ring.
• 18ct yellow gold 6mm wide wedding ring, with diamond cut edging.
• Japanese 7mm Akoya pearl strand individually knotted with a yellow gold hook clasp.
• 9ct yellow gold wide domed Ola Gorie ring.
• 18ct yellow gold antique style hinged bangle featuring oval cut blue sapphires and with two round brilliant cut diamonds set between each sapphire with a yellow gold safety chain.
Other items that are not within images that are unique or distinctive include:
• 18ct white gold three stone ring featuring a pear shaped blue Tanzanite, with a round brilliant cut diamond claw set either side.
• 18ct yellow gold half-moon shaped brooch featuring round faceted blue sapphires and round brilliant cut diamonds. With a yellow gold safety chain and safety catch.
Detective Sergeant George Nixon said: “This incident has understandably been very distressing for the property owners and we are carrying out a thorough investigation.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have been driving in the area and have dash cam footage to check this and contact police.
“Officers can be contacted on 101 using reference number CF0058740319 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymous. I would also urge anyone who has been offered items for sale and may have concern as to where they have come from to contact police.”