This expertise went very differently than Horst Lichter is used to from his daily junk show “Bares for Rares”. Because after evaluating a piece of jewelry, Dr. Heide Rezepa-Zabel didn’t take the saleswoman to the dealer’s room, but back home…
“It’s a ring that my sister and I inherited from our mother, who gave her to her husband for her silver wedding anniversary 40 years ago,” said Beate from Ganderkesee. “That was a great gift,” Horst Lichter could already say.
“An orange diamond was recently sold. It’s called The Orange, 14.8 carats,” reported Dr. Heide Rezepa-Zabel. “32 million euros.” Horst Lichter couldn’t breathe. Was that a stone?
“The big question is: how do you call this color?”, the expert led over to the piece of jewelry. “It’s actually a diamond in the middle.” As for the coloring, “the more intense, the stronger, the more vibrant, the more valuable.”
These so-called fancies “have a very special status on the jewelry market”. “Here we have a 1.04. A modified brilliant cut,” the expert gave her personal assessment. “I would say from my experience: It’s a Fancy Intense Orange.”
What she couldn’t tell without further investigation, however, was the quality. “The big premise has to be that he’s natural. Not treated, so not color-enhanced,” she emphasized. “However, this can only be determined in a laboratory.”
Rezepa-Zabel rated the ring from the Frost goldsmiths in Delmenhorst as “top notch”. That’s why Beate hoped for 3,500 euros. “Orange treated costs 4,000 to 5,000 euros in this size,” the expert began to determine the value.
“If it’s natural, the price range is quite wider. In my experience, I would estimate here: 15,000 to 18,000 euros.” Beate blew her mind with her estimate: “Wow! I did not expect that!”
However, Lichter pointed out: “There is a risk when it goes to the dealers that they will say that we are more likely to assume that it has been treated – and the whole thing stops at 4,500 or 5,000 euros.” That’s why he asked the expert for her advice.
“Of course I would go to a laboratory,” Heide Rezepa-Zabel advised against selling in the dealership. “If you have that in black and white, you can only win. Absolutely!”
But Horst Lichter had the idea: “What do you think of it: You take the ring with you now, then you have an expert opinion done, you invest 300 to 400 euros, then you come back.” Beate accepted the suggestion and said goodbye: ” We do it like this!”
The dealers were allowed to buy the other rarities as usual: the porcelain leopard from Hutschenreuther from 1968/69 had a value of 350 to 380 euros.
Lisa Nüdling snapped up the noble animal for 520 euros.
The children’s earrings with glass stones from the 1950s were worth 20 to 30 euros.
“It’s really something special, nothing off the shelf”: That’s why Lisa Nüdling paid 40 euros.
The painted wooden sleigh from the period between 1860 and 1880 had an estimated value of 1,500 to 1,800 euros.
Thorsden Schlößner invested the desired 1,000 euros: “Very nice property, I’m very happy.”
The 20 well-preserved fairy tale picture books from the Bastei Verlag from the 1960s should fetch 100 to 200 euros.
“There will definitely be someone who enjoys it,” Thorsden Schlößner bought the collection of fairy tales for 80 euros.
The signed art portfolio from 1994 with 38 works by artists such as Rupprecht Geiger and Christo was estimated at 5,000 to 6,000 euros.
Susanne Steiger bought the portfolio, which was limited to 35 pieces, for 4,000 euros.
This article was written by Bettina Friemel.
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