Woman buys ring for Dh47, sells it for Dh3.1 million


Woman buys ring for Dh47, sells it for Dh3.1 million
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London - She bought it from a flea market.

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Published: Sat 8 Jun 2019, 6:05 PM

A woman from London who bought a ring for only $13 (Dh48 approx) got the surprise of her life when her custom ring was auctioned for $850,000 (Dh3.1 million approx).
According to a Filipino Times report, the woman bought a ring for $13 at a flea market. It was the only money she had left in her pocket.
It was a stranger she met at a supermarket that got her curious about the ring's value. That man was following her and looking intently at her ring. Scared that the man might be a con man, she immediately left the store that day.
The following day, she decided to bring the ring to Sotheby's to have it appraised. The company asked for a week to make the assessment.
When the results of the appraisal came, she received the surprise of her life. Her Dh48 ring was in fact, a giant, 26-carat cushioned shaped white diamond from the 19th century. Jessica Windham, who heads all the Sotheby's jewellery department, explained that a ring of such value was probably owned by someone in the Royal Family in the 19th century.
When the ring was put under the hammer, it sold for a staggering $850,000 (Dh3.1 million approx).

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