Sharon’s stone is found as police raid house

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A DIAMOND ring belonging to celebrity Sharon Osbourne may be among a £1 million haul of jewellery found by police during a raid on a house in South Yorkshire.

The 10-carat dazzler was among a collection of rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces and earrings seized by police when they raided a property in Doncaster as part of a probe into acquisitive crime last August.

Detectives unveiled the gems on the BBC’s Crimewatch programme after a man they arrested failed to prove he was the legitimate owner.

Police asked whether anyone had lost the items of jewellery in break-ins or if anyone remembered selling or manufacturing them, some of which are unique and have been customised.

Sharon, 58 - a former X Factor judge and the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne - is believed to be the owner of a £200,000 ring found in the collection after her daughter Kelly posted a message on the Twitter social networking site.

The 26-year-old said her mum was “over the moon” the ring had been spotted and claimed it was Sharon’s wedding band.

Kelly, who starred in the reality TV show The Osbournes - a fly-on-the wall look at her family’s life - said: “Thank you Crimewatch - my mum is over the moon. That’s her wedding ring. She cried with joy because she can get it back. Thank you.”

A £200,000 Tiffany ring was stolen from the Osbournes’ family home in Buckinghamshire in November 2004, when it was grabbed from Sharon’s bedside table.

Jewellery valued at £1 million was taken in the raid when intruders broke in during the early hours as Sharon and former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy, now 62, slept.

Ozzy was woken by the burglars and chased one of them before grappling with him as he tried to flee through a window of the rock star’s £3 million mansion in Chalfont St Peter.

The multi-millionaire star put the burglar in a headlock as he was dangling from the window, but was unable to stop his escape and the offender dropped 30ft to the ground to get away.

Sharon was said to have been inconsolable after the raid and offered a £100,000 reward for the return of the jewellery.

At the time of the theft she said the ring had been bought as a replacement for her original wedding band, which Ozzy had bought her from High Street store H Samuel when money was tight.

“I had to wait 25 years so that Ozzy could buy me that ring. It was a 10-carat round diamond from Tiffany,” she said.

“I had two gold wedding rings, one I wore above it, one below it, they took them all. They were on my bedside table.”

The Crimewatch appeal has prompted 70 calls.

Graham Wragg, head of South Yorkshire Police’s economic crime unit, confirmed detectives were working with Thames Valley Police to try to establish whether Sharon was the owner of the ring.

“We received an anonymous call to say that one of the rings we have may be Sharon Osbourne’s which was stolen during a burglary at her home in 2004,” he said.

“Kelly then used Twitter to talk about it and we are now following that up - we need to get photographs of Sharon’s ring and compare it to the one we have found. There’s a possibility it may be hers.”