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Woman Wears $13 Ring For 30 Years, Looks Again And Realizes She’s A Millionaire

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Mar 16, 2019

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  • 30 years after buying a $13.00 ring.
  • Woman realises. She was duped.
  • She looked at the woman and couldn't believe what just had been said.
  • She thought the appraiser had just probably made a mistake.
  • The woman had never been in a situation like that.
  • And suppected that...neither did the appraiser.
  • She had no idea where to turn.
  • But, what she was told next. Made her instant royalty.
  • An unidentified Londener was on her weekly stroll
  • Of the Middle Sect Hospital Flea Market. West of the city...gliding past different stands.
  • Everything looked pretty old and worn out...and
  • with only a couple of bucks in her pocket she wanted her purchase to be worth every penny.
  • As she was eyeing necklace on one of the
  • stands
  • She coulndn't help but notice the huge
  • ring sparkling in the corner of her eye.
  • She turn to the ring and knew that fate had brought her to it.
  • The woman. Who who remains anonymous.
  • As per her request.
  • Wanted to get herself something beautiful and luxurious.
  • Well she knew it looked like something she could never afford.
  • She wanted it...Because it meant something more to her than just some pile of junk.
  • She picked up the ring and looked at it for a moment.
  • As it resonated with her...but something seemed off.
  • Never the less she felt inexplicably drawn to it.
  • The ring set on a mount that was of incredible size.
  • The crystal too.
  • The whole piece looked like jewelry from a fairy tale.
  • ...and the woman knew she had to have it. A piece of jewelry
  • not only she loved with all her heart. But will serve as a talisman
  • to remind herself that one day if she worked hard enough
  • she buy a real diamond.
  • Little did she know every thing was about to change.
  • She completed her purchases and
  • spent her last remaining 10 pounds. $13.00 dollars
  • on the incredible piece.
  • From then on she wore the ring everyday. Everywhere...
  • Years pass her talisman was still by her side.
  • Being in public background she didn't need much else. So she kept this piece close to her.
  • It made her feel like a princess. Even 30 yrs later.
  • But one day a strange trip to the grocery store.
  • Turned her life upside down.
  • On a beautiful afternoon on her way home from work. The londener
  • stopped at a nearby grocery store.
  • She grabbed all the stuff she needed and headed to the check out line.
  • While waiting he could not help but notice a stranger ogling her hand.
  • She thought this was very peculiar
  • But she brushed off her train of thought and continue waiting for her turn.
  • What she didn't know was that the stranger...a mysterious man
  • Was not willing to let her out of his site.
  • The man wouldn't stop gazing at her ring.
  • And the woman was beginning to feel uncomfortable.
  • Her turn finally came up she quickly paid for her products.
  • And headed out the door.. still noticing the gaze of the man following
  • her every move.
  • She quickly became suspicious and feared for the worst.
  • And that's when she noticecd he was still following her.
  • What did this man want?...and...How could she get rid of him?
  • The woman quickly walked towards her car. Aware that the man was still trailing her.
  • She tried to keep him in her peripheral vision.
  • As she tried to lose him in the crowd but he seemed unshakable.
  • She wondered what he wanted from her?...or was she just being paranoid.
  • Then the gap between her and him closed and she felt him right behind her.
  • She spun around to confront him and then he said something that completely
  • blindsided her.
  • The mystery man had followed her because
  • something about her costume jewelry caught his eye.
  • And then he asked her something that left her questioning everything.
  • Seeing the panic on her face and with his greedy eyes never leaving her hands.
  • He quickly asked her if she minded giving him a closer look at her ring.
  • Not appreciating being approached
  • so brazenly by a stranger and suppecting a scam.
  • She merely brushed him off and hurried on her way.
  • The woman always had her talisman by her side but one day she was in such a hurry
  • she forgot to put it on.
  • It had become a ritual for her wake up and put the ring on
  • her finger. But tha day she was frazzled. She was
  • going to be late, and as she hurried to get dress and out the door
  • the ring was not on her finger. The ring was so incredibly valuable to
  • her that she got off at the next stop and headed back to her house.
  • I can't believe I left it at home...she thought...and moreso
  • After being so paranoid about the man at the grocery store.
  • As she climbed the stairs 2 by 2. She started in her bedroom.
  • Her initial thought was to look for the ring where she always kept it.
  • Nothing...it wasn't there.
  • She knew she should of been more careful. Something was
  • off about that man and her gut feeling told herself so too.
  • Eyes widening, breath ragged and harsh.She turneed her bedroom upside
  • down. She could not find her precious costume ring.
  • But then something jogged her memory. As she entered her bathroom.
  • There it was. The ring stood massively
  • next to the sink in all it's glory.
  • She put it there to remind herself to put it back on after brushing her teeth. But didn't.
  • She was struggling to pay her bills that was no secret.
  • All she can think about was this strange man who had an uncanny
  • interest in her ring. He seemed to think that her crystal
  • ring might be of some value.
  • Who had it belonged to? She thought...
  • The encounter with the man had been enough to take the ring to Sotheby's London.
  • Maybe they could answer her questions
  • and relieve her anxiety...she wondered longingly...
  • If it had belonged to someone famous. The ring was old
  • the silver was tarnished and there was alot of dirt on it.
  • But what's secret was it holding
  • A couple of anxious days later she will finally know
  • the mind bending trurth...
  • The suspense was killing her and suddenly
  • a sense of dread came over her
  • Sotheby's said they would keep it for a couple of days
  • to run some test on the stone and her heart plummeted
  • Then Sotheby's Jewelry in London confirmed the stones authenticity.
  • It turned out
  • that her ring was a giant
  • 26 karat
  • cushioned shaped white diamond.
  • From the 19th Century.
  • The Londoner couldn't believe it. Surely they made a mistake.
  • How could she be wearing a ring of such value. All this time.
  • The Sotheby's had all the answers. Jessica Windham
  • who has all the auction houses jewelry department
  • explained that a ring of such value was probably owned by someone in the Royal
  • Family In the 19th Century
  • And because the diamond cutting had been slightly dulled and deeper than
  • now and days. It could trick people into thinking
  • it's not a genuine stone.
  • With an old styled cutting an antique cush shape
  • the light doesn't reflect as much
  • as it would from a modern stone cutting.
  • Cutter worked to conserve all the weight rather than making it as brilliant as
  • possible. The antique shape and older style
  • had disguised it's true brilliance for all these years.
  • They also went on to explain why it took them so long
  • to get it authenticated and valued.
  • We confirmed that it was indeed a diamond
  • we tested it with the Gemological Institute of America.
  • And that then dictated the price...said Jessica Windhelm
  • Jessica Windham told the unidentified woman that the
  • ring could go for as much as 350 thousands pounds.
  • That's about $450.00 dollars if it were auctioned.
  • That and the auctioned house continue to explain the cut of the stone.
  • Probably would of meant that it didn't sparkle.
  • Plus it was all dirty, no one would really think it was real.
  • They came in with the ideal it might be real.
  • But they had no ideal of it's value. Windham added.
  • The Londoner knew that when she was standing at the Flea Market the ring sparkled.
  • That what caught her attention.
  • But maybe her talisman only shown for her.
  • Having led a life from paycheck to paycheck. Another persons junk
  • was her treasure and it just changed her life.
  • The ring was sent to auction and got sold for a staggering amount of
  • 656 thousand 750 pounds
  • That's almost $850 thousand dollars.
  • Not only did this great little possessions auction make her life
  • a whole lot easier. But she finally knew that she'd been a princess all along.
  • But..how do you know if your costumes jewelry is valuable.

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