Thirty years ago, a woman in Isleworth, west London, bought an “exceptionally sized” ring she assumed was costume jewellery for £10 ($13) at a car boot sale. Now, after decades of wearing the ring daily, she’s about to get £350,000 ($455,000) for it at a Sotheby’s auction in July, if it sells for its expected price. That’s because the ring is actually a 26-carat, cushion-shaped white diamond from the 19th Century, according to the BBC. Head of Sotheby’s London jewellery department Jessica Wyndham called the ring a “one-off windfall, an amazing find.” According to the Evening Standard, the owners are “incredibly excited.” “Anyone would be in this position, it’s a life-changing amount of money,” she said. “No matter what your background is or what your past experiences have been, it’s going to revolutionise someone’s life.”
The diamond that was bought for $13 and was valued at $456,000.
White shirt, diamond ring. Bam, classic timeless summer styling.
This is a unique anniversary piece made of white round brilliant diamonds with a central gem.
If you can think for one occasion, then we can think for a lot more for her to get the ring!
Did you hear by the way? Summer is almost here!
Left: 18K white gold pear – shaped diamond ring Right: 18K white gold round shaped diamond ring
The truth is that a woman’s favourite accessory, is probably her engagement ring. And although we usually don’t have the chance to choose our own engagement ring, we can definitely show him the way to the ideal piece… so the only thing he has to do, is to just take the big decision!
Sotheby’s is proud to present the magnificent Pink Star, one of the world’s great natural treasures. The largest Internally Flawless, Fancy Vivid Pink diamond that the GIA has ever graded, this 59.60 carat diamond is a true masterpiece of nature.
Oh my! We finally found a diamond that looks just like a rose in springtime!
A Highly Important and Rare Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Ring