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In the news recently was the story of a 26.27 carat cushion cut diamond originally purchased in a Sunday sale in the 1980s for only £10. The owner always presumed it was paste and enjoyed wearing it for 30 years before finally discovering its true worth after visiting a jeweller’s. It sold for the incredible hammer price of £540,000 at Sotheby’s, London on 7th June! In this blog we take a quick look back at a few other, notable car boot sale finds.

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  • Posted by Simon Rufus

The simple answer is yes, probably. But to understand why requires more of an explanation. The key point to consider is, could you describe your items from memory in enough detail to have them accurately replaced? Do you know their precise measurements, materials and embellishments? If no, then a valuation is strongly recommended.

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Featuring in Grand Auctions’ 8th June sale will be an exceptional diamond brooch with an estimated total diamond weight of 11.39 carats. It is set with a large cushion cut diamond to the centre which weighs 5.90 cts. The size and high colour grade of this diamond is what makes the brooch so special and a great deal of interest is expected on the day.

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Following on from an exhibition of The Third Imperial Faberge Easter Egg at Wartski’s in London, we take a quick look at how the egg, once lost, came to be found again.

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  • Posted by Simon Rufus

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