A WOMAN from Great Hinton has launched an appeal to find a ‘priceless’ necklace she made for her god-daughter.

Dr Jemma Batten, of Black Sheep Countryside Management, gave two solid silver necklaces to her god-daughters Daisy and Elsa Gosling as a belated Christmas present. But Elsa lost hers the next day while on a family walk.

Elsa, 10, and Daisy, 12, who live in Clevedon near Bristol, were each given necklaces inscribed with their initials. Each one was identical except the silver disc on each of the pendants contained their birthstones.

Jemma said: “We had a belated Christmas after my father died in December and the Batten and Gosling families came together for the weekend.

“During a walk across the fields from Great Hinton to the Kennet & Avon Canal towpath to Semington, Elsa lost her necklace.

“I had only given them to Elsa and Daisy the day before. Elsa is absolutely devastated. She is so disappointed and upset.”

Jemma says the Batten family have re-traced part of the route along the towpath to look for the lost necklace, which she describes as being “priceless” in terms of its sentimental value.

“We think Elsa lost it in a field near Great Hinton walking towards the canal. We have asked Ray Case, a member of the Trowbridge & District Metal Detecting Club, to help us to find it.”

Jemma says the necklace is special because the pendant was modelled on a dog whelk found on the beach at Woolacombe in North Devon during a family holiday.

Anyone who finds the necklace should contact Jemma on 01380 871012. There will be a small reward for its safe return.