Courtesy ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
2. English Woven Gold Snake Bracelet, ca. 1875
Appraised Retail Value: $25,000 – $27,000 
 
"The family lore around this bracelet is that the owner’s father won it in a poker game during WWII. During that time, his father was stationed in France and was involved in the Normandy invasion as well as the Battle of the Bulge. The bracelet is English, made around 1875, and is likely 18 karat gold; but what gives it the bulk of its value is the large sapphire in the serpent’s head. Peter cannot test the stone without removing it, however he surmises that it is a Kashmir sapphire, which he says is “the top, top, top grade of sapphire.” Before learning of the ring’s value, the guest says: “It doesn’t really matter to me if it's a dollar. It's a family heirloom. It's a keepsake from my mom, who passed away in October, so it has very high sentimental value. So, frankly, you could tell me it's worth a million dollars and it wouldn't make a darn bit of difference to me.”