Bought for £ 10 26,26 diamond weighing carats goes under the hammer
At the auction Sotheby’s put up a diamond ring carat weight 26,27, bought for £ 10. It is expected that it will go under the hammer for 350 thousand pounds (about 26 million), writes the Guardian.
A resident of the UK, which owns jewel, bought a ring at a flea market in London about thirty years ago. She didn’t know that this is a real diamond, because the cut in the style of the XIX century made it Shine.
The woman went to Sotheby’s after he learned of the possible value of the stone from the jeweler. In Gemological Institute of America confirmed the authenticity of the diamond. It will be auctioned June 7.
Car boot sale £10 diamond ring could fetch £350,000 at auction @Sothebys: https://t.co/9vSUeaKmS8 pic.twitter.com/LPW0yEDXjX
— AntiquesTradeGazette (@ATG_Editorial) 22 may 2017
According to the employee of Sotheby’s Jessica Windham (Jessica Wyndham), the news has excited the owner of the stone. “This amount can change lives,” she says.