Saturday, 30 September 2017

$8 Garage Sale Brooch Fetches $26,000 At Auction

The owner of the vintage brooch gave it to her daughter to wear to church. She later placed it in the bottom of her purse and forgot about it. On a chance visit to a jeweler many months later, she pulled out the brooch. The jeweler told her it was a piece of fine jewelry and the diamonds were real.

A sapphire and diamond ring by Stephen Russell with a 5.33-carat cabochon sapphire, set within a frame of old European cut diamonds sold to an online buyer for $235,000. A ring featuring a 7-carat oval-shaped modified brilliant-cut emerald, flanked by similarly cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamonds sold for $225,000.