"Oh, here comes Beate," Horst Lichter calls out happily when the saleswoman enters the room. The woman is no stranger to the show: Beate Grahl-Harms has been to "Bares for Rares" before. At that time, the 64-year-old had rejected the dealer card. On the advice of Lichter, who recommended that she take her ring with a diamond back with her - and have it appraised.
The model maker from Ganderkesee is now in the flea show for the second time - and has a certificate with her. This is crucial for determining the value. A spectrometric measurement showed that the gemstone had been treated. At the same time, it was found during the examination that it has a beautiful color. That benefits the value, as Heide Rezepa-Zabel explains.
Grahl-Harms would like 6,000 euros for the ring. Also because of the beautiful color, the expert comes to a value of 6000 to 7000 euros, which pleases the seller very much. "In principle, we have the best ingredients for a sensational menu," says Lichter in flowery words. "Now it just has to go in the oven again. We call the oven the dealer room. They now have to set the temperature and heat it up as high as possible."
But there is a problem here: "I always have a bit of trouble with the treated diamonds," says Elke Velten-Tönnies before the auction begins. This is not for everyone and is also more difficult to sell. That's why it only offers 1500 euros. Since all four men are out, the dealer and the saleswoman would have to come to an agreement. The latter puts her pain threshold at 5,500 euros - which is 4,000 euros above the bid.
The ideas are too far apart. A deal doesn't happen. Beate Grahl-Harms is taking her ring home for the second time. After all, this time she knows what he's worth.
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library