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Woman Buys Ring For $13, But Finds Out It Is Actually Worth Over $900,000

This woman once thought the ring was plastic!

Debra Goddard, who is from Twickenham, West London, got the surprise of a lifetime. She bought a ring for only $13 at a sale over 33 years ago. She thought it was plastic and not worth much. She had been wearing it for decades and loved it.

However, when family issues arose and she needed money, she made a decision to try to sell the ring for some cash.

She was shocked when she found out that the ring was actually a diamond and worth $957,000! Debra said she bought the ring in 1986. The ring she thought was plastic was actually a 26.27-carat diamond. Holy cow!

Find Out What She Actually Got For The Ring

Debra decided to sell the ring because her mother lost her life savings after a relative’s fraud. Due to the ring’s large size and beauty, she was hoping to get around $1,000 for the ring. But the jeweler gave her much better news. She said he almost fainted when he realized that it was a diamond!


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She sat up all night staring at the beautiful ring, trying to decide what to do with it. Finally, she brought the diamond ring to the auction house Sotheby’s. She did not get the almost $1 million, but she did get $607,900 from the sale.


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Debra believes that this was good karma coming back to her and her family. She shared she and her mother had gone through a lot and her mother was just robbed of everything. She spent most of the money helping her mother out.

Here’s What She Is Doing With The Money


For Debra, the money isn’t important to her, so she loves treating her mother. So far, her mother June has been to Barbados, saw Celine Dion in concert in Las Vegas, saw Tom Jones in concert, and got a new fur coat. What a sweet daughter!


According to Debra, she is working on a book that teaches others how to look for valuable items at boot sales. She will donate any earnings from the book to a children’s charity. She volunteers with a children’s charity for runaways and hopes that the money can help kids and the youth leaders at the charity.

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