Ring donated to charity shop makes £19,500
A ring that was donated anonymously to a Highland Hospice charity shop has sold for £19,500 at auction.
The platinum ring is set with a large blue sapphire stone surrounded by diamonds and was sent in an unmarked brown envelope, which the staff then took to an expert to have valued.
They thought the ring would make somewhere between £800-£1,000, and so it was put it up for auction with McTears.
Both the charity and the auction house expressed shock that the ring eventually sold for 15 times its estimate-especially as McTears thought that the saphirre stone may well be a fake.
All the money from the auction will go to the £4.5million Highland Hospice appeal.
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