A woman almost threw a $2.7 million diamond thinking it was a trinket (photo)
October 30, 2021 08:48 GMT
The jewel has been named the “secret stone” of the discovery story, and will be auctioned on November 30 by the London auction house Fittonby.
A 70-year-old woman who used to buy all kinds of goods at flea markets was cleaning her house in Northumberland (England, UK) when she was is found With Gems the size of a sterling coin (2.3 cm).
Believing it to be a trinket, the woman was about to get rid of it, though she finally decided to take the bag of jewels to a town auction house, where a member of the team ‘accidentally’ suggested to examine the gem which, they expected to be an imitation.
The “trinket” that turned into a piece of diamond 34 carats worth approximately $2.7 million It was shipped to Antwerp, where it was certified by the Diamond Grading Laboratory.
Diamond Man – Mark Lane of Fittonbee Auctions # Northern Shields The customer receives a diamond ring combined with a box of imitation jewellery, valued at around £2 million. It is now safely stored in Hatton Garden and will go under the hammer at the end of November 🍺🍺 pic.twitter.com/fPRt4mVQiU
– TYNEMOUTH LODGE (hughieprice) October 29, 2021
The piece with the name “Secret Stone” due to the date of discovery will be so by public auction Next November 30 by Fittonby House in London.
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