TREASURED engagement and eternity rings that belonged to a widow in North Bradley were stolen from her home on the second anniversary of her husband's death.

The perpetrator broke into the house, whilst the woman was away visiting family, in St Nicholas Close between 11am on Friday and 1.15pm on Sunday.

PC Sarah Pickles, from the Wiltshire West Community Policing Team, said the jewellery held huge sentimental value for the victim.

"This burglary happened while the victim was away visiting family over the weekend and, in a horrible coincidence, happened on the second anniversary of the victim's husband passing away," she said.

"These rings were her engagement and eternity rings given to her by her late husband and obviously hold strong sentimental value. She has been left distraught by this loss and we are hoping this appeal will help us return them to her."

The engagement ring is a yellow gold plain thin band, with a blue sapphire round cut stone in the centre, surrounded by eight diamonds set in silver coloured metal. The sapphire is blue but can look black in colour.

The eternity ring is a plain thick gold band with four rectangular cut rubies set in a spaced row around the centre of the band.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pickles or Local Crime Investigator Gary Fox on 101. Information can also be left anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.