Antiques Roadshow guest in complete disbelief after her own engagement ring is valued – Mirror Online
An Antiques Roadshow guest was left in utter disbelief after she got her engagement ring valued.
The gobsmacked owner of the ring explained that her husband that bought the dazzling emerald green engagement ring from a pawn shop not knowing the history behind it.
In the thrilling BBC One episode, which aired last month, expert Susan Rumfitt quizzed the couple on where they purchased the unusual ring.
And when she discovered the pair had found the gem in a pawn shop, she was stunned.
The lucky owner of the dazzling jewellery piece explained: “Well, it was in a pawnshop in Barnsley, in South Yorkshire.
“And I kept going past it and looking at it and loved it and sent a picture to my then-boyfriend and said, ‘If you ever want to marry me, this is the ring.'”
For two years, every time she walked past the shop window, she dreamed of buying the ring to claim it as her own – until one day, it vanished.
As it turns out, the Antiques Roadshow guest’s boyfriend had purchased the ring as a surprise and had hidden it in a Christmas cracker before proposing.
After hearing the couple’s precious story, jewellery expert Susan explained the origins of the ring.
“The centre stone is a beautiful, old-cut diamond which has had a little bit of a modification to the cut.
“And this was very popular at the time that it was made which was around about 1930. We’ve got a beautiful diamond – well-cut.
“But over and above that, it’s an Art Deco piece of jewellery, which people are really hunting down at the moment.
“It’s also set in platinum which again is the typical metal for that period as well.”
Susan went on to reveal that the ring was worth between £12,000 to £15,000 – leaving the owners gasping.
“Wow!” they giggled in complete disbelief.
*Antiques Roadshow airs Sundays on BBC One