They Had No Idea
Wyndham told the woman that the ring could be worth as much as $450,000 (£350,000) at an auction. To drive the point home, she explained that the cut of the stone made the diamond sparkle less. Plus, the ring was dirty, so no one saw the truth. So, in essence, it was a diamond in the rough, and might have remained that way. “They came in with the idea that it might be real, and they had no idea of its value,” said Wyndham.