Thursday, April 10, 2008

Found Treasure

My girlfriend Kathy is a thrift store and garage sale junkie. Her keen senses and un-erring eyes have led her to many beautiful and valuable items, all of which adorn her home. Like the time she found a KitchenAid mixer, still in it's box, unused, for $50.00. (I offered her $100 for it, but she wouldn't sell.)

But I believe yesterday was the coup de grace as far as bargains go. While shopping at our local Good Will store she came upon what she believed was a diamond ring. The price? Fifty cents. So she bought it and immediately took it to the jewelry store. The real value? Two THOUSAND dollars!!

She said she thought it was worth the $.50 because the band said 14K gold. But when the jeweler appraised it she about lost her cookies. 14K white gold band with a 1/3K beautifully brilliant and clear diamond, size 4-1/2 ring in it's original velvet covered box. Someone screwed up - royally!

So, see people. Treasures are out there - all you have to do is keep your eyes and mind open. Happy hunting!


Glenda said...

That's our girl! Please give her my congrats!!!!! She was just born lucky I think! *grins*

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

It does happen. Just not to me.

Sally said...

Me either, Tanna - me either.

Glenda - I know!!! The bitch!!! LOL

tammy said...

Holy crap. That's pretty cool. Good Will, here I come.

A wildlife gardener said...

She will treasure that one for sure! What a find :)

Fancy a Hokey Cokey? You will need a wiggly tail...:)

Terri B. said...

Wow! That ring is just my size. Now if I can find a deal JUST like that one :o)

Stacey said...

That's insane!! Wow. I would love to have something like that happen to me. I bought an old push broom once that was really old thinking it'd be worth a lot. I looked it up and it was like 5 dollars. LOL I paid 10 for it!
Your friend is very lucky and frugal I might add.