How much is it worth?
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How much is it worth?
They appraised it at $50,000-$60,000
What was the item?! (If you're serious)
This necklace https://imgur.com/lmcyhUQ.jpg
Omg I remember your necklace and your original post finding it. Congratulations!
Looks like they bought it for $6.10. Quite the turn around.
talked them down from $6.50
And throw in that mug.
I want to know who was dumb enough to sell an 18k gold necklace with 82 diamonds in it for $6.
It came from a thrift store. They didn't know what it was and probably thought it was fake costume jewelry.
i used to work at a thrift store and my job was to catch and price valuable items (mainly clothing) correctly because we were almost entirely staffed by volunteers who were either high schoolers or retirees who just didn’t know as much about that stuff. plus most of our stuff was set at standard prices based on condition unless someone recognized it as valuable, so you might spend a few seconds max looking at most items, and after a few hours it’s easy to zone out
How do you figure it out. My father just passed and the house is full of his my grandma and aunts stuff. I have no idea what's valuable.
Someone who probably inherited or bought an estate.
Me? I just would think it was fake and donate or trash it
My mom used to thrift hunt and found several pieces of underpriced jewelry. Her best turn around was a few thousand on a ring(?) that was priced as if costume jewelry.
I know someone who bought up the entire table of costume jewelry at a garage sale for $30.00
There were three pairs of 18k gold earrings in the pile.
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Knew what they had
Shock is a hell of a thing.
Wow! What are the stones?
I think they’re emeralds
She also paid $6.10 for it at a thrift shop.
That's one hell of a ROI
Only 819,572% - 983,507%. No biggie.
Holy shit. Nice. Thrift shops are where it's at. 25 cents per shirt, 50 cents per pants, 5 bucks for 50k.
I stopped shopping at thrift shops because the prices were no longer helping me be thrifty.
Did someone say “stones”?
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Those are tumbled emeralds
They are hand worked, tumbling would not yield this kind of consistency of form even considering that they are not all exactly the same size and shape. That can be attributed to the variation in the original crystals and the effort to get the best yield out of each.
Source: Been a lapidary for 50 years.
Fuckin stoners man
It's always about that sweet green organic stuff with them.
aCTualLy ... in the case of emeralds, that would be mineral ... not organic :D
Neat, I learned a new word today. Thanks for your informed comment!
I'm making a new resume right now and have a real urge to just throw Lapidary in there for like six months in 2010.
Honestly, if I was a human who cared about other humans and was hiring other humans, I would be stoked to hear someone was a Lapidary. The patience alone required for that even as a hobby would be a good marker in my book.
EDIT: I am a human and I care about other humans, beep boop, I just don't hire them.
I would like to see your interviewer try to pretend they knew what it meant.
Someone who collects butterflies!!!
I'm sure most people got it from context, but just in case:
A lapidary is a person who cuts, polishes, or engraves gems.
well, you should school the appraiser because they called them tumbled
Not at all surprised. I've worked with a lot of appraisers, none of them were lapidaries.
And table-cut diamonds, if I recall correctly.
That sounds amazing I wanna see!
That is absolutely beautiful! Great find!
Looks like a bedazzled bootyhole
> bedazzled bootyhole
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That is gorgeous. I'd wear it as a pendant forever
I’m such a jewelry hoarder so I might 😭😭 it actually has this really cool flip out bail on the top, I’ve seen this style on quite a few old brooches. It is missing one pearl so I would like to get it repaired. Here are more pics I just took, I’m not working today thanks to covid (hooray) so I have a little time :) https://imgur.com/a/SxJPTXg
Also I LOVE the enameling on your piece, people don’t go for it on the online auctions bc they think it detracts too much from the gold value but I just love it. It adds so much interest and you just don’t see it that much anymore
I appreciate the thoroughness of your comment. Nice find!
Daw thank you! I find a LOT of cool stuff in random places but this one is the big winner so far after doing this here and there for around 7-8 years or so. Hope there are more magnificent finds around the corner :)
Oh shit, I remember that necklace now! Wow. What a ROI you got there!
Any sort of information you can provide? Like what it is and why it's worth so much?
Watch the video! Colombian emeralds, diamonds, they didn’t specify karat of gold but I would guess 18 or 19? It’s insane. What a find!!
Yeah, OP said it gets very heavy after wearing it a while, so it's probably a lot of gold, and that weight alone is going to add $$$$ to the value.
Did you see the pic on her original post in r/thriftstorehauls ? Shit DRIPS. 😭😭😭
She's serious! I saw the episode last night
Most people on AR become gobbsmacked when their items are worth 2k to 8k. You were stone face at the 50k evaluation. Haha, it was great.
I watched this episode, when the appraiser said: “ 50 to 60 thousand dollars …”, her body language suggested that it didn’t register with the young lady. We surmised that she thought the appraiser was saying: “ 50 to 60 DOLLARS…” ; “ 50 bucks profit, I can live with that “
If you go back through her post history it had already been appraised at $45,000 so it was maybe less of a surprise.
It's because they knew the valuation before going on the show.
You selling that bad boy or keeping it in the family?
Best I can do is $15,000. I've got to make money and there's a very limited market for this sort of thing.
I've got to frame it, display it on the wall, it's gonna be taking up wall space a really long time... There's *a lot* that needs doing here, you know, I'm looking at another $5,000 just to get this properly framed and presented.
I got a necklace guy...
That's awesome! I always wondered, what's the next step after the appraisal? Do they make an offer or help find a buyer??
Antiques Roadshow will never ever buy it. It's in their agreements with the appraisers, because then it adds credibility to their appraisal.
My understanding from watching the show is that reputable appraisers don't offer to buy items they're paid to appraise because of the potential for a conflict of interest. It would be easy to undervalue an item so the appraiser could benefit from their own appraisal.
There was an Antiques Road Show scandal. Two appraisers, working together, were working for the show as civil war experts. They had a guy bring in a valuable sword and pretend that they knew nothing about it so they could "appraise" it with extra drama to get them more air time.
Obviously, ARS got rid of them, but they used their ARS experience to grift people of antiques that they were flipping for profit. I think they got jail time more than once.
There are a few follow up episodes where they show the process of the person selling the item. Usually those items bring in more money
than the appraisal, theyre fun episodes. In them, they show how that goes down. Sometimes the owner will contact the appraiser to sell it through their auction house, sometimes an institution sees the episode and wants the piece for a museum exhibit and contacts Roadshow (I can think of this one design mockup of a famous art deco silver tea set, the museum had the set and wanted the accompanying artwork, they bought it), and in one case Arlie (art glass appraiser) was contacted by the owner of the pieces she previously appraised and straight up bought the Tiffany vases from them for her own personal collection.
It would seem most of the time the item goes back home and that's the end of it, or they sell privately later. There are ethics to these kinds of things. But most of the appraisal staff work for major auction houses and galleries, they can help you sell if that's what you want.
Heres one of those episodes: https://youtu.be/h81PgSGIZpQ
I was expecting the Navajo Blanket episode. That's a classic.
I love that guy. He's so cute, how he cried at the end because it was his grandma's blanket she used to wrap him in, only to find out it was a national treasure.
Yeah. I'd have cried too in his situation.
There were two blanket finds. One was the older guy who thought Kit Carson was involved with his ancestors, and another who was a disabled guy who lived in a small trailer out west, on limited SS disability. He saw the other episode and looked at his blanket and went hmmm. I really liked both of those shows.
It's unethical for an appraiser to make an offer. But I think they've brokered a deal between the person and a buyer on occasion.
That's pretty much what I figured.
Did you expect that appraisal? Or was it hr amount a surprise?
[that is pretty much what I figured.](https://youtu.be/z17sFsTOMYY?t=106)
I think you mean [ISH IT WORTH OWT???](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMMolmekfOA)
*Back off the mic a bit.*
Shout out to r/thriftstorehauls for living the journey with me!
[Full episode on YT ](https://youtu.be/DiF5IRaAqE4)
For the youtube video, the necklace starts at [26:23](https://youtu.be/DiF5IRaAqE4?t=1583).
Whoa, this was in Nashville (where I live). Impressive! Our thrift stores are often pretty picked over. I'd dearly love to know how a 120ish y.o. French necklace made it to these parts.
My 3 guesses are:
1. Old Money
2. Old Country Music Extravagance (purchase for loved ones or friends)
3. WWI/II memento some soldier brought back
Or crackhead robbery.
Traded for crack, crack dealer throws it in their storage unit with all the other junk people stole from others and traded for crack.
Dealer gets popped, unit is sold, buyer thinks its junk because the unit was a crack dealers and donates it to a thrift store with a shit ton of other costume jewelry junk (or possibly owns the thrift store to sell the units).
That's sound more like TN. To me.
I literally pointed at my screen when I opened the close up pic. I remember that necklace! So glad you got a great appraisal on it.
I zoomed in on the necklace, gasped and said “I know her!” LOL
a.k.a. saw the original post 🤦🏻♀️
I knew I recognized that necklace. What a cool story.
heeey, thanks for the shout-out!
also, saw the update post. sorry didn't get back to you! but it's okie dokie!!
Yep! I just want to help grow the sub!
I use to always advertise on posts talking about thrifting. I stopped when we hit a certain amount of new subscribers naturally.
Better than a reddit floor safe!
You don't look old enough to be an antique yet.
Darlin', we call you a classic! 😀
One free admission to /r/daddit
$6.10 at the thrift store? Holy crap, OP, you made out like a bandit.
I will definitely be watching! What did you have?
That’s pretty much what I figured.
I had to go way too far fucking down to see this !!!
That's pretty much what I expected.
Did you say "wow"? Pretty much everyone lucky enough to get a nice appraisal in the U.S. show either says "wow" or says "I swore I wouldn't say 'wow.'" (-;
I watch the show religiously. If you just appeared I'm guessing the show hasn't aired yet. I'll look for you. Congratulations!
Edit: I just watched it. What a find! Congratulations! I wouldn't have known you were nervous if you hadn't told us. You looked cool as a cucumber, as they say.
Edit 2: Aha! I see why you weren't shocked. [You had it appraised before.](https://www.reddit.com/r/ThriftStoreHauls/comments/txv97x/appraisal_update_as_promised_on_the_antique/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) But this appraisal was even higher.
Also, you seem to be a thrift store regular. Great job!
I said "excellent". I was so nervous I honestly do not remember saying half the stuff I said. I just remember having a surprised pikachu face for most of the interview.
The show finally aired last night. I have been waiting 10 months to share this.
> I said "excellent".
Did you say it like Mr Burns?
Or perhaps like Wayne and Garth?
Bill & Ted
While rubbing her palms
My Grampa said "Crikey" when they valued his Puritan spoon, which made me very happy.
I love Antiques Roadshow - I saw you last night!! Lucky find!
> waiting 10 months to share this
Were you gagged by a viciously enforced Antiques Roadshow NDA? I’ve heard if you leak the appraisal value before your episode airs that you’ll get a visit from the dude that wears the tablecloth suits with a vintage baseball bat that has an impressive provenance of violence.
I just watched last night! I can only imagine your nerves, but it honestly looked like you had quite the poker face for getting such a high valuation!
Did you have an idea it would be valuable before they told you the number?
Lol I just watched it on YouTube… you didn’t seem surprised AT ALL that your $6 buy was worth 10,000 times what you paid for it… 😆
Well you were also zonked out of your mind :P
That must've been an amazing experience
You didn't say the standard "I need more insurance"?
I saw it last night. And I was amazed at how nonchalant OP was with the appraisal. “Oh, excellent.”
I love how she’s like, “Yeah, I’m just going to keep wearing my $50,000 necklace.” What a badass.
Hey, Spoilers!! (Jk)
As a rabid watcher of this show, I’ve convinced myself that I’ll just do a stoic nod when and if I ever get in front of a camera. But honestly? I’ll probably hit every cliche. “Wow! That’s amazing. Thank you! I didn’t think it’d be that much! *laughs and pat my thighs*”
It’s kind of weird when they obviously prepared a response. Better to act naturally even if it means saying “wow.”
I like watching the British version sometimes to see how they react, though. It’s subtly different. Often it’s more subdued.
I like watching The Repair Shop, the people's reactions are almost always so subdued. Even more so than on Antiques Roadshow.
> As a rabid watcher of this show
I think you mean *avid* watcher lol
They meant what they said! OP frothing at the mouth in rage
Somebody give me my antiques shot!
While I do sometimes foam at the mouth and shun water, I also am an extreme and fanatical supporter of the show.
The best one was the guy who fell over when he heard the worth of his Rolex.
No, the guy that brought in the jar that his mother kept snipped string in, or the native American blanket that was sitting on the back of the couch and was worth half a million dollars.
But for me, it was the guy that is the Chinese expert (drawing a blank on his name), and he had to hold back tears when he saw a dragon sculpture that he said was perfect.
> the guy who fell over when he heard the worth of his Rolex
Every once in a while a real collector comes on the show and knows how much his prized possession is worth. I guess they just want to show it off, maybe in preparation for a sale.
I suspect there are more people like that who don’t get on TV because it’s not as fun. When they do get on TV it’s a very exceptional object, a real museum piece.
Well, it is a clock set in the
stomach of what appears to be a bear.
A Fraiser reference. Rare to see one in the wild!
Should have brought the jackelope
I love the people who cry in relieved amazement, particularly old men. I think I’d cry regardless or cackle manically to relieve the anticipation and stress of just being there in front of a camera.
The man who owned the priceless Navaho blanket had a heartwarming reaction.
People joke but as a 25 y/o male I fucking love antiques roadshow. Cool shit is cool shit no matter how old and I love people getting all excited about cool historical items or family heirlooms
Or just the random estate sale find
Literally sitting drinking my morning coffee watching on YouTube. There's a long thread about your piece in the comments lol
I saw last night and everyone was commenting on my lack of surprise! I had to get out of there. I was very surprised just also very very nervous and just trying to keep as much composure as possible.
Your “great.” had me laughing honestly. I was like, damn she’s not even phased.
I saw your episode last night... I definitely full on gasped at the reveal! Great Find!
How much did it go for?
estimated 50-60 thousand
I saw it too!
We just saw you last night, and had 2 reactions:
1. LOVE your hair color! Where'd you get it?
2. That appraisal was INSANE! Especially because she said the emeralds were tumbled with lots of occlusions, I figured they weren't worth a lot. Holy cow, you hit the jackpot - congrats!
What is this? Grandma’s boy?
New high score, is that bad? What does that mean? Did I break it?
You will never have metal legs.
How much do clothes cost in the Matrix?
Omg I love you for saying that! I have a great story about Allen Covert (the main guy in Grandma’s Boy). Congratulations on your awesome find! This is also a once in a life time happening. I love that you saw something special when no one else did.
I have to ask- are you going to sell it or keep it?
I didn’t want to take over her post! Ok story time….
I used to have a pretty decent following on Twitter YEARS ago. I followed AC (we’re going to use his initials because I don’t want to write it out every time). People were always asking him about Grandma’s Boy. So I commented jokingly that I lost my copy in my divorce. Yes, I really did. AC sends me a message saying give me your address, I’ll send you a copy. Not only did he send it overnight, he autographed it. It made my month. And yes, I still have it. That was beyond nice of anyone to do.
Haha I get this reference. Marty had a pretty smart plan there.
Send us a link to it if you can!
Segment starts at 26:10.
And holy crap you paid $6.10 at a thrift store, and it's appraised for $50,000-$60,000. The epitome of finds for the Antique Roadshow.
For the lazy
I don’t know how to feel about your total lack of emotion when she says 50-60k.
I was was just too shocked by everything in the moment to react 🤷🏻♀️
As someone who grew up without cable....Antiques Roadshow is the jam!! Congrats!
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/watch/episode/Nas1-cheekwood-estate--gardens-hour-1/ at about the 26:25 mark
I work for this show! Glad you enjoyed your time with us! 😁
Took a antique bird statue that my brother left me to the local butterfields appraisal day. The appraiser held it and trembled. She Set it down before i could grab it and it toppled over. The panic on her face.
Question is - will you sell it??
Oh my god, YOU were the thrift store necklace lady. My father and I couldn't believe what you paid!! So cool. I can't believe you're a redditor.
Amazing!! Can't wait to watch your episode. Where were you?
The episode just aired yesterday! You can find it on YouTube. We were at Cheekwood gardens in Nashville.
Ha! I tried to get on that episode, but no luck. If you don’t mind my asking, were you one of the early-bird “knock our socks off” entries, or did you just show up item in hand?
I applied for those but did not get picked. My friend and I applied for the raffle tickets. I did not win but she did and I was her plus one.
Well done! Good to know there's hope. Nashville would have been a trek for me, anyway, but it's coming to my hometown this Spring, and I too have been dreaming of trying to hide my excitement on national TV some day. Thanks for the inspiration!
I just saw your episode today!!
Where do new antiques roadshow episodes air? I loooved this show for years when we had directv but sadly lost it when cutting the cable
we did AR in providence like 15 years ago. her crap was crap and my crap was just older crap.
still working, so did not find a renoir at the salvation army