Never pass up a boot (car trunk) sale, for unpredictable sources of great fortune.

It was truly a diamond in the rough. Some 30 years ago, a woman in west London uncovered a giant ring at a “car-boot sale” that piqued her fancy. Thinking it was costume jewelry, she picked up the sparkler for ten pounds. Now, that same gem is being auctioned off by Sotheby’s London in July…

via Woman Casually Discovers Her $13 Junk-Sale Diamond Ring Is Worth Half a Million Dollars — TIME

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