The diamondbracelet stuns Antiques roadshow attendees. The North Scottish County of Moray was the location of a memorable episode of the Antiques Roadshow in which Fiona Bruce and the rest of the team traveled to Brodie Castle.
Geoffrey Munn, an expert, was given the responsibility of determining the value of three items that were presented by a single woman.c
The diamond bracelet, which was presented to her by her husband on the day of their wedding, the pearl-set brooch, and the Russian cigarette case made up the "trifecta."
Geoffrey, who was clearly impressed, joked:
They're remarkably rare. I think they're a threatened species. It's very important to have a jewelry-buying husband.- Geoffrey Munn
Upon carefully analyzing the sculpture, he said as follows: "It's made of open-work platinumpanels, but each one is hinged and so it moves with you. And is a beautiful example of setting brilliant cut diamonds."
After that, he moved on to the brooch, at which point he revealed that the design had been painted in the middle of the 19th century in France in the style of the Renaissance. This was done in the same manner as the Renaissance. He revealed:
This black and white enamel is very much associated with English 19th-century jewelry and the pearl, and in perfect condition, so that's good.- Geoffrey Munn
In the end, he evaluated the Faberge cigarette case that was created in Russia before the revolution and was adorned with a ruby.
"He acknowledged that this was a difficult situation. This cigarette case is remarkably unremarkable in its lack of decoration.
Yet, just as it seemed that this item would not have any worth other than its sentimental importance, he disclosed: "But in this particular instance, I think it's probably worth £2,000."
The fact that the host afterward disclosed to the visitor that the brooch had a price tag of $5,000 made the overall experience a lot more delightful for the guest who was there.
When Geoffrey went back to read it again, he quickly skimmed over everything before the section describing the bracelet's value. He didn't go back and review any of the earlier data till later.
While the owner listened to him explain the item's value, he was so excited that he was practically standing on the tip of his seat.
"The intrinsic value of the bracelet isn't huge, but the fact that it's extraordinarily attractive and anybody would like to wear it and have it so I'm going to say £10,000 pounds for that," he stated, despite the fact that the bracelet itself does not have a particularly high market worth.
The combined cost of the three things came to a total of 17,000 British Pounds.
The guest exclaimed in utter astonishment, "That's incredible, my husband will be very happy he got a bargain."
Geoffrey responded: "Well, he's obviously a man of great discrimination and taste," and he went on to elaborate.
After then, the proprietor added:
I can't believe that my bracelet is worth £10,000. My husband's going to be very shocked. I only thought Faberge created eggs, I didn't realize they did anything else.- Geoffrey Munn