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    Cartier Paris Sapphire & Diamond Earrings

    Appraised Value:

    $75,000 - $100,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 21, 2012

    Appraised in: Cincinnati, Ohio

    Appraised by: Kevin Zavian

    Category: Jewelry

    Episode Info: Cincinnati (#1711)

    Originally Aired: April 8, 2013

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    Form: Earrings
    Material: Diamonds, Sapphire
    Value Range: $75,000 - $100,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:54)


    Appraised By:

    Kevin Zavian
    Clocks & Watches, Jewelry

    Doyle New York

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: Well, they belonged to my grandmother's sister, and then they were passed on to me.

    APPRAISER: Your dad had an appraisal. That would have been 1990, about. For how much?

    GUEST: He thinks somewhere around $40,000.

    APPRAISER: Now, you recently had them appraised again?

    GUEST: Mm-hmm. I had them appraised within the last year. And they appraised them at $28,000.

    APPRAISER: So, were you happy, were you disappointed, were you surprised?

    GUEST: Just curious as to why such a difference between the two appraisals.

    APPRAISER: And this was an appraisal for insurance replacement value?

    GUEST: Mm-hmm.

    APPRAISER: Let's go to the earrings, and we'll get back to that.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: They're in this great original box. They are signed. They're signed "Cartier, Paris". We took measurements on the sapphires, and I figure them to be six carats, three carats each. They're beautiful, they're not heat-treated. They've got nice, deep rich color, they're full of life. It's what you want in a sapphire. Cartier wouldn't use anything but the best.

    GUEST: Okay.

    APPRAISER: Then you have diamonds. And when you go through, you've got some square diamonds, you've got some pear-shaped, some marquise. You've got six carats of diamonds. And again, they only use very fine goods. So let's go back to the appraisal. The first one's for $40,000, the second one's for $28,000. You know something's not right.

    GUEST: It's not consistent, so I'm not really sure.

    APPRAISER: Yeah, I'm not happy with it either. Hey, I think he was trying to buy them. If you had to appraise these again today, for insurance purposes, I would say that probably at retail, say in a shop, $75,000.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: Really.

    GUEST: Wow.

    APPRAISER: Now, I can take it one notch further. If they were back in Cartier, I don't think they'd be $75,000. I think they might possibly be $100,000.

    GUEST: Wow. Wow. Yeah, that surprises me.

    APPRAISER: I had a feeling.

    GUEST: It pleases me.

    APPRAISER: It pleases you, but it surprises you.

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