A diamond ring worth thousands of pounds was discovered at a valuation day held in Northamptonshire by Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers.
The ring has now been sold for £13,300.
The jewel, a solitaire brilliant cut diamond measuring 4.51ct, VSI, colour T-U, was brought in to a valuation day at Cold Higham village Hall.
Charles Hanson, Manager of Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers said: “One never knows what is going to come out of a shopping bag or cardboard box at these valuation days in Northamptonshire. It is certainly true that we have had some amazing finds in the past here. On this occasion the client came in and said they had a diamond they would like to show us. The little blue box gingerly opened to reveal the brilliance of the diamond ring inside. It was just gleaming in the sunlight.”
The ring was sold by Hansons and was marketed on an international platform targeting specialist trade and private buyers where after much competition it finally sold to a telephone bidder for £13,300, The vendor who made a special trip to attend the sale went away very happy indeed.
Kate Bliss, who features on the TV programme Bargain Hunt, is Hansons’ jewellery and silver expert and she will be at Cold Higham Village Hall, Cold Higham, near Towcester, on Wednesday, June 10, from 11am to 3pm.