identifies ring mistaken for costume jewelry and auctions for over $30,000


Lacking tools to verify the metal content in jewelry, as well as the time to check out every single piece of jewelry, an East Coast client sent a ring assumed to be costume jewelry.


  •’s team possesses years of experience and the know-how when it comes to jewelry.
  • Using an XRF machine to review the metal content of the ring, it was determined that the ring was comprised of platinum – definitely not just costume jewelry.
  • The stone was also verified to be a real 6.40 ct diamond.
  • reached out to the Universal Gemological Services for a report on the ring, and procured a Natural Diamond Report as well.


What was once believed to be a costume jewelry piece was auctioned off on’s auction site, and was sold for over $30,000.

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