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    Marquise-cut Diamond & Platinum Ring

    Appraised Value:

    $40,000 - $60,000

    Appraised on: June 18, 2011

    Appraised in: El Paso, Texas

    Appraised by: Jill Burgum

    Category: Jewelry

    Episode Info: El Paso, Hour 3 (#1612)

    Originally Aired: April 9, 2012

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    Form: Ring
    Material: Diamonds, Platinum
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $40,000 - $60,000

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)


    Appraised By:

    Jill Burgum

    Heritage Auctions

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I inherited a box of jewelry, a lot of costume jewelry, and this was in it.

    APPRAISER: Did you have any idea if this was a costume piece or a real piece?

    GUEST: I was hoping it was real, but I didn't know.

    APPRAISER: Well, I can tell you that it is real. It is marked platinum. This is a wonderful piece from the 1950s. And we have tested it, and it's a real diamond.

    GUEST: Oh, good.

    APPRAISER: So we can take it a step further and say that the center diamond is a fancy colored diamond, which means it has yellow and brown in it, which makes it more unique than the standard white diamond.

    GUEST: Oh, good.

    APPRAISER: Yeah, and by measurement, it comes up to seven carats.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: So it's a big diamond. And at auction, an item like this would sell for between $40,000 and $60,000.

    GUEST: Oh, that's wonderful.

    APPRAISER: Is that what you expected to hear?

    GUEST: No.

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