It’s the sort of find that secondhand shop devotees dream of.
Warkworth jeweller Greg Winegar (pictured) is currently selling a stunning Art Deco Ceylon sapphire and diamond ring, which could have easily ended up in the Warkworth Hospice Shop’s $5 costume jewellery basket.
The yellow gold and platinum ring was found amongst a bag of goods left for hospice. A sharp-eyed volunteer noticed it and suggested getting a valuation “just in case”. It turned out to be a good decision.
Greg says the ring is a beautiful piece of jewellery, which was probably made around the 1920s. The inside of the box reads: B.P. De Silva, Singapore.
The ring is now on display at Kowhai Coast Jewellers with a price tag of $7500. All proceeds from the sale will go to hospice.