Can you resell gifts? In the case of Melanie Jaecks, the answer is unequivocal: her friend gave her permission if she didn't want to wear the jewelry. The woman from Hirtscheid brought her mom Marie-Helene Schreiber to "Bares for Rares" - because she should benefit from the proceeds.
Expert Heide Rezepa-Zabel describes the brooch as an "amazing piece". It is set with brilliant-cut diamonds, with a diamond-cut amethyst enthroned in the center. In addition to the fine workmanship, the jewelery scores with its age: it comes from the late Georgian era. So those years from 1820 to 1830 when George IV sat on the English throne.
As a desired price, Jaecks only has a sum of 50 to 70 euros in mind, with which she would like to send her mother to an osteopath. But Rezepa-Zabel has something to say about this modesty: she estimates the value of the old brooch to be between 1,000 and 1,200 euros, "minimum". The saleswomen can hardly believe their luck. "You can stay with your colleague for a week," says Lichter, alluding to the osteopath. "I think it's wonderful, it hit the right people," the moderator is happy with the two women. "Now go get the coal over there."
It's also going well for mother and daughter in the dealer's room: "Bring a pretty little brooch with you," the shop assistants are greeted by Lisa Nüdling. Julian Schmitz-Avila starts the auction with 600 euros. The two push the price up to 1200 euros in a duel - with the better end for Nüdling, who is awarded the old brooch.
"An antique but beautiful piece of jewellery," says the buyer happily. And mother and daughter are overjoyed, too. "I was totally surprised by the expertise. It's unbelievable that the 1,200 euros actually came around."
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library