Today there will be a sea of jewelry, rings, and treasured gifts being exchanged from one loved one to the next. The worst thing imaginable is attending a 76ers game or a show at the Kimmel Center and having a personal item slip from the grips of its owner. The Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced today that the Bureau of Unclaimed Property is brimming with lost jewels, precious stones, diamond rings, necklaces, pendants, and more. Torsella stated, “On Valentine’s Day we celebrate our commitments to each other, so we’re continuing our commitment to reuniting Pennsylvanians with their cherished items. “Last year we returned a historic $254 million in unclaimed property, but the Treasury Vault is still full of lonely hearts.” The $254 million dollars returned in 2017 was a 34% increase from 2016.
These items have tremendous sentimental and financial value. Each year, Treasury receives millions of dollars in unclaimed property. These items can include forgotten bank accounts, unclaimed stocks, uncashed checks, safety deposit boxes items, and lost possessions.