“Now I have to be honest with you, I’ve done this show for so long I’ve never seen a sapphire of this size ever bought onto the Antiques Roadshow, this is a real first time for me,” he said.
“If I were to take such an item of jewellery and consign it to an auction I would expect it to make between £40,000 to 50,000.”
“Oh my word, I don’t want to swear,” the guest remarked. “Blooming heck!”
“Blooming heck indeed, it’s an absolute beauty. What else can I say about it? It’s fabulous,” John added.
Antiques Roadshow is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.