HUNTINGTON BEACH ( — A Huntington Beach mother accidentally sold her nearly $18,000 diamond earrings for $20 at a garage sale last month.

Dori Rhoades, 38, said she hid her earrings, $1,500 she was saving for a family vacation and a ring her husband gave her in the pocket of an old denim jacket in case she was ever robbed.

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The morning of her May garage sale, she said she completely forgot what was inside.

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“I volunteer in my kids’ classrooms multiple times a week, I work full time, I think anyone who is a mother knows. You give so much of yourself that sometimes your brain stops working. That morning, I sold the jean jacket without even a thought. For $20,” said Rhoades.

A Laguna Niguel woman recently recovered her $23,000 wedding ring her husband sold at a garage sale. Rhoades hopes her belongings will also be returned to her.

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“It’s my hope someone out there sees the story and knows the person who bought the jacket…I’ve just been beating myself up,” she said.