Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, November 6

Sometimes, God blesses you abundantly.

So was it in the case of an elderly woman from the UK, who was in for a shock after she found that a diamond she was about to throw away thinking it was fake was worth millions.

As per a BBC report, the woman, in her 70s, found the diamond while she was cleaning her home in Northumberland.

She thought it was a costume jewellery stone and was about to chuck it way.

However, she then took it to an auctioneer to see how much it might be worth, only to find that it was a 34-carat diamond and that it was worth £2m.

According to BBC, the woman had bought the stone along with several other items at a car boot sale many years ago. When she finally realised the diamond’s real worth, she was left in disbelief and could not believe that she had almost thrown it in the bin.

Mark Lane, of Featonby’s Auctioneers in North Shield, North Tyneside said that the stone had been in kept in a box along with the woman’s wedding bands and other low-value pieces of costume jewellery.

“The lady came in with a bag of jewellery as she just thought she would bring it in as she was passing because she had another appointment in the town. She told us she’d been having a clear out and that it nearly went in the bin before her neighbour suggested bringing her items to us to get valued,” he told The BBC.

On its Instagram account, the Featonby’s Auctioneers and Valuers confirmed a picture of the gem, which is greater than a pound coin, and detailed the story of the way it got here to them.

“The stone made its way through our doors back in June without any intention,” it mentioned. The public sale home initially thought the stone to be cubic zirconia, an artificial diamond lookalike, and saved it within the director’s workplace. After somebody advised that it must be examined, the public sale home used a tester. It got here out as a real diamond. The auctioneers then despatched it to consultants in London and Belgium, who confirmed that it is 34-carat. The carat measurement pertains to the load of the stone. Heavier stones have a better carat and better worth.