A $8.5 million diamond necklace with a diamond-studded diamond inlaid onto a pear-shaped diamond ring has been the prize of a local jewelry stand.
The jewelry seller, who asked to remain anonymous, bought the ring from a man who had recently died and handed it to the shop owner in December.
The seller says he was blown away by the ring, which he called his life’s work.
“I don’t know how to describe it,” the man said.
“It’s like I made a pact with God.”
The owner has been selling jewelry since she was a teenager, and says she was in the process of selling her first diamond when the ring came in.
“It was a surprise, really, to see such a beautiful piece of jewelry,” she said.
The jewelry seller said she bought the jewelry from a jewelry stand in Melbourne, and the man was surprised by how well the piece looked.
The ring has a diameter of 11.25 inches and weighs 4 ounces.
The seller has been able to sell the ring for about $9,500, and has sold the ring to other jewelry sellers who have offered the same size diamond as well as diamonds from Brazil, Spain and Switzerland.
“The price is right,” she told ABC News.
“I feel really fortunate to have been able get this one.”
The jewelry store has been in business since 2015.
It’s also the source of a story in ABC News that showed a local jeweler who is the daughter of an Alabama governor, who said she had been looking for a diamond that would be worth her daughter’s birthday, and that she wanted to give it to her.