He asked the couple: “Now, what do you think the green stone is?”
“I thought it was an emerald,” the owner replied. But John dashed their hopes by answering: “I wish it was. It would be worth an absolute fortune.
“It would be worth £100,000 if it were, but it’s glass.” Fortunately, there was still an array of jewellery left.
“Moving on to this one,” John began, gesturing towards a brooch with a green stone surrounded by silver.
“This was made in about 1915 – it’s also set with white stones. Now, what did you say you had hoped that one was?”
“We hoped it was an emerald,” responded the guest. “That is,” John replied, pointing towards the brooch.
Published at Sun, 01 Aug 2021 15:30:00 +0000