Buyer acquires ruby ring for a fiver from charity store

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A consumer has actually found a ring she purchased from a charity store in Bromley for a fiver is in fact worth thousands.

The woman, who wants to stay confidential, was left speechless when she learnt a ring she purchased as a piece of style jewellery from the ‘‘ ends and chances’ area of a charity store is in fact a diamond solitaire worth approximately ₤ 8,000.

The piece was acquired right before Christmas from a box in the shop identified ‘‘ scrap jewellery

‘. The female aged 58, from Bromley, Kent, then took the ring along to a complimentary antiques assessment occasion held by Hansons London in Keston near Biggin Hill, and was informed that the piece remains in truth a gold ring decorated with a 2.30 ct diamond.

The ring is now set to go under the hammer at Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers with a price quote of ₤ 7,000- ₤ 8,000.

Sonia Jackson, valuer for Hansons Auctioneers and Hansons London, identified its worth at the complimentary assessment occasion held at The Greyhound, Commonside, Keston, on April 19.

She ‘d had the ring for months and believed it was costume jewellery with a phony stone. I was pleased for her and brought the ring back to Hansons’ head office in Etwall, near Derby, to have it valued by our expert jewellery expert David Byrne.

” This is a high quality, 2.30 carat diamond ring,” Byrne includes. “The stone’s a genuine sparkler. They state diamonds shimmer and this stone truly does.”.

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This is not the very first time a diamond ring has actually been error for outfit jewellery.

A year ago somebody discovered a ring they acquired for ₤ 10 at a vehicle boot sales was in fact a 26.27 ct cushion-shaped diamond.

When it went under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction it brought ₤ 656,750.

She ‘d had the ring for months and believed it was costume jewellery with a phony stone. I was pleased for her and brought the ring back to Hansons’ head office in Etwall, near Derby, to have it valued by our expert jewellery expert David Byrne.” This is a high quality, 2.30 carat diamond ring,” Byrne includes.