Horst Lichter immediately sees that he is dealing with a special piece of jewelry: "My dear Kokoschinski" calls the moderator when he enters the "Bares for Rares" studio and sees Heide Rezepa-Zabel examining a luxurious bracelet. "I said that too," agrees the expert. Lighter can no longer get himself together: "Boy, boy, boy, that's a real banger."
Then the owner of the bracelet enters the room, a woman named Britta. She inherited the jewelry from her aunt who died 22 years ago. She never wore the ring, it just lay around in the drawer the whole time. Now the woman wants to sell the clunker - her pain threshold is 4000 euros.
Heide Rezepa-Zabel rolls over her enthusiasm with her expertise. If you prick up your ears as a viewer, you can significantly expand your vocabulary. The front side, says Rezepa-Zabel, is "decorated with diamond applications that complement each other like lamellae to form an oval and have this incredible stone in the middle". She was particularly taken with the gemstone, also because of its "sensational color." It is a sapphire, says the expert. The saleswoman can hardly believe that: "That would be an incredible value." "That's the way it is," replies Rezepa-Zabel. Without a laboratory test, the expert cannot answer whether the stone is pure. Ultimately, however, the exact value of the piece of jewelery depends on this.
"And what do we do with it now?" asks the saleswoman. Lights has an answer for that. The moderator suggests naming prices for the three possible variants. The expert estimates the value at 4000 euros if the sapphire is not a natural stone. If it is a heated natural stone, the bracelet should cost 15,500 euros. A proud sum. "Now my hands are wet," admits Lichter.
But the best is yet to come: If it is pure natural stone, the whole thing would be worth 27,000 euros. The moderator almost falls over.
The saleswoman, on the other hand, keeps a cool head and does the only right thing: she packs the ring up again and wants to have it analyzed in a laboratory. This is the only way she can determine the true value.
But even in the worst case, she would not have to worry: she would already have the desired price for sure.
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library