It might be time to dig into your jewelry box in search of some treasure. A British woman decided to check with a jeweler if a ring she bought for £10 ($13) was worth some money. Interestingly, the gem turned out to be worth £740,000 ($957,000)!
Debra Goddard of Twickenham, West London had originally bought the ring at a boot sale back in 1986. She then kept the ring for 33 years believing it was made of glass. However, the 55-year-old decided to sell the ring when her mother June Boyle lost all her money to a relative’s fraud. Not surprisingly, Goddard was shocked when the jeweler told her the ring has a 26.27-carat diamond.
Goddard couldn’t believe when she realized the ring was worth a fortune.
Goddard admitted that she didn’t know what to do when she realized she had a truly valuable ring. After all, she was only expecting to get at least £750 ($970) for the jewelry.
“When I went to the jeweler he nearly fainted and said,‘Do you know what this is? It’s a diamond’. I sat up all night looking at it, wondering what to do,” she said.
Goddard has brought the ring to the auction house Sotheby’s and its sale earned her a whopping £470,000 ($607,900). “It’s karma for the bad things that happened in our lives and my mum being robbed of everything,” she said.
The stunning ring actually had a 26.27-carat diamond.
Although Goddard is now a rich woman, she revealed that she has been spending most of her money on her mom. After all, it was June’s dilemma that led to the ring being sold in the first place.
“She’s had holidays in Barbados, seen Tom Jones, seen Celine Dion in Vegas and bought a fur coat. The money isn’t important to me,” Goddard said of her mother.
Goddard is currently working on a book on how to properly look for valuable items at boot sales. “I volunteer with a runaway kids’ charity. If this book makes money, I want it to go to them and youth leaders,” she said.
Why Leaving A Toxic Relationship Is Okay, Even If They’re Family
Do you deal with toxic people, even family members? It’s okay to leave if it’s not helping you as a person.
There are people who make our lives miserable and toxic. The sad part is, some of these people are family. How do you solve this dilemma? Is it okay to leave a toxic person or relationship, even if the person is a family member?
Of course, a family is important in anyone's life. The family members are the ones who are supposed to be with you through ups and down, support your life decisions, and know what's best for you or what will make you happy. However, some people aren't lucky enough to have this kind of people in their lives.
Here are the reasons why it's okay to leave a toxic family member or have a little space from them. ...
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“[They] forgot I am a geologist.”
What would you do if there was a huge boulder blocking your car preventing you from getting to work? Most of us would probably call on a few friends to move the thing away. However, one geologist took matters into her own hands and got back at the drunk neighbors who tried to get her into trouble in the first place.
Melissa Scruggs is a volcanology Ph. D. candidate who has been dealing with rowdy neighbors in the past year. Although her neighbors were usually considerate, things got out of hand when they had a big party. A huge boulder that had been meant to keep the fence steady was inexplicably moved right in front of Scruggs' car. Unfortunately, this could prevent her from going to work that morning.
This could be the worst thing to wake up to, unless you're a geologist.
Dad Mocks His Son For Joining LEGO Robotics Tournament, Netizens Immediately Take Him Down
“You’ve never seen this many depressed fathers in one place. We’re all thinking, ‘Other kids play football..'”
When a child decides to pursue his or her passion, having their parents behind them can definitely make a big difference. Supportive dads and moms can be a source of motivation and inspiration really motivate as children do their best to achieve their full potential.
That's why it's always saddening when we see scenarios where it's the parents themselves that discourage their children from fulfilling their dreams. Case in point, one father recently earned the ire of numerous netizens on social media after he showed a lack of enthusiasm - even embarrassment - about his son who joined the LEGO robotics tournament.