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    Art Deco Diamond & Platinum Bracelet

    Appraised Value:

    $8,000 - $10,000

    Appraised on: June 18, 2011

    Appraised in: El Paso, Texas

    Appraised by: Lila Bankston

    Category: Jewelry

    Episode Info: El Paso, Hour 2 (#1611)

    Originally Aired: April 2, 2012

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    Form: Bracelet
    Material: Diamonds, Platinum
    Period / Style: Art Deco, 20th Century
    Value Range: $8,000 - $10,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Lila Bankston

    Lila Bankston Ltd.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This is a bracelet that is from my fiancé's family. And I understand that it is from his great-grandmother or his grandmother. And his dad gave it to him, and he asked me to marry him with this and my engagement ring.

    APPRAISER: Oh, wow. How can you say no to that?

    GUEST: I know! (laughs)

    APPRAISER: Have you ever had it appraised before, do you have any idea what it's worth?

    GUEST: I haven't. I thought maybe that this piece may be worth about $4,000.

    APPRAISER: It's an Art Deco diamond bracelet. It dates to about 1925 to about 1930, in that range. It's set with four carats of diamonds. And the center stone is an old European-cut diamond. It weighs about 0.85 carats, and it's mounted in platinum. And it's a beautiful design. A bracelet like this, if you went to buy it in a nice retail store, would probably sell for about $8,000 to $10,000.

    GUEST: (gasps) Really?

    APPRAISER: Yeah!

    GUEST: Wow.

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