God works in mysterious ways, and when some people can’t afford to buy real diamonds, He rewards or in some cases surprises them when they least expect it. God wants those people who do not have much to get the most out of life as only these people really appreciate the good things in life like expensive jewelry. Someone who has easy access to all these things on a regular basis won’t appreciate the joys of having something valuable as much as someone who doesn’t get everything they want all the time.
Something interesting happened to a London woman who purchased what she thought was a regular ring for 13 dollars, not realizing the real value of what she had bought. Firstly, you must know the four important C’s of every diamond – cut, clarity, carat, and color. These are the most important aspects of a diamond that you must evaluate thoroughly before purchasing one. Making sure that the four C’s are perfect will ensure you that your diamond will shine and dazzle on you for many years to come. But apart from the four C’s of a diamond, there is a fifth C that should also be taken into consideration before buying a diamond and that is cost. This is of course if you’re paying the bill yourself.
This London woman thought she had got the deal of a lifetime when she purchased a 13-dollar ring at a car boot sale but little did she know of the returns this 13-dollar baby would bring her over the years to come. A small amount invested would bring her an exponential return. She was shopping at the West Middlesex Hospital in London in the 1980s and saw a piece of costume jewelry that caught her eye. Even though the stone was set in a slightly old-fashioned manner she loved the ring and immediately bought it and wore it everywhere she went. She would even have it on her finger on a trip to the grocery store.
This woman wishes to remain anonymous. She recently took it a local jeweler as she was curious about the ring and wanted to have it valued. And what she found out next shocked her, the jeweler and practically everyone else around her. It was actually in fact a 26 carat diamond ring valued at 456,000 dollars. And this meant that for over 30 years this London woman was wearing nearly half a million dollars on her hand everywhere she went.
Jessica Wyndham who worked at the Head of Sotheby’s London Jewelry Department explained how this could have been mistaken for costume jewelry. It was a cushion shaped diamond that was set in a 19th-century mount and the silver was tarnished that added to its age and made the diamond appear outdated and dull. This is why the true sparkle and brilliance of the diamond was covered beneath many years of dirt and a deep setting.
The ring was then tested at the Gemological Institute of America where it was confirmed that the value of the ring was anywhere between $325,000 to $456,000. The woman sold the ring at the Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale on June 7, 2017. The next time think twice before you chuck out what you might think is just a worthless piece of costume jewelry; it might be your ticket to getting rich.