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Diamond Jewelry Found in Auction Chair Upholstery Worth $6,000

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By    |   Tuesday, 02 Aug 2016 02:43 PM

Diamond jewelry worth $6,670 was found inside an auction-bought chair in Scotland by a couple who purchased it for just under $7 about a decade ago.

Angus and Angela Milner-Brown, of Biggar, South Lanarshire, purchased the chair but could not afford to reupholster it immediately, so they kept it in their attic for several years, The Telegraph reported Sunday.

"We bought the chair at an auction for £5 pounds but that was years ago now," Milner-Brown, 50, told The Telegraph. "It looked like a dog had slept in it and was in fairly bad condition. Eventually we were able to get the chair reupholstered and it looked really nice, I never expected anything else to come out of it.

"But a few years back my husband surprised me with a diamond ring for our wedding anniversary. He'd found it hidden down inside the chair. The following Valentine's Day, he gave me a pair of diamond earrings and then a diamond broach at Easter. They must have been hidden inside the chair by previous owners. We just couldn't believe it," she added.

Angus Brown found the diamond jewelry while he was preparing to get the chair renovated, but decided to keep the discovery a secret and surprise his wife with the gifts, according to the Daily Mail.

"My husband is very romantic so he decided to keep the items secret and surprise me with them over the next few celebratory occasions for us," Milner-Brown told the Daily Mail. "It was a really lovely thing to do.'

The couple decided to get the jewelry valued during the Antiques Roadshow at nearby New Lanark last week.

"We thought it would be a good idea to take it along to the roadshow and the experts were just as astonished as we were," Milner-Brown told the Daily Mail. "They told us that the diamond jewelry and the chair were worth around £5,000 together."

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