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Shopper stunned after discovering stamp on ring purchased at thrift store: 'I'm completely mindblown'

"It's beautiful, great find!"

"It's beautiful, great find!"

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A savvy shopper's recent thrift store find is making waves online, and for good reason.

The lucky thrifter took to Reddit's r/ThriftStoreHauls community to share their incredible discovery: a beautiful 14-carat gold five-stone ring, purchased for a mere $6 at Mission Thrift.

"It's beautiful, great find!"
Photo Credit: Reddit
"It's beautiful, great find!"
Photo Credit: Reddit

The delighted Redditor wrote, "Paid $6 yesterday at Mission Thrift for this neat looking 5 stone ring and when I inspected it in the car I noticed it's stamped 14k gold!!! ... I'm completely mindblown and eternally grateful for my luck lately!!!"

The original poster initially believed the stones to be blue topaz, based on similar rings they had seen online, and planned to have the ring examined by a local gemologist.

In a follow-up comment, the thrifter revealed the results of their inquiries. Two out of three jewelers confirmed that the alternating stones were actually blue zircon, set in genuine 14-carat gold. 

While one jeweler initially thought the ring was fake, further testing by the other two professionals confirmed its authenticity.

The thrifting community celebrated the Redditor's fantastic find, highlighting the many benefits of secondhand shopping. Thrifting doesn't just allow consumers to save money on everyday necessities and discover rare, valuable items at unbeatable prices — it also plays a crucial role in reducing waste by diverting it from landfills. 

By choosing to purchase secondhand items such as backpacks, kitchenware, and even wedding dresses instead of buying new, consumers can reduce harmful pollution and contribute to a more sustainable future.

With a keen eye and a bit of luck, anyone can discover hidden treasures while thrifting. That may be particularly true as the market continues to grow and more retailers hop on board the resale trend. By embracing secondhand shopping, we can not only save money and find unique items but also make a positive impact on the planet, one thrifted gem at a time.

Fellow Redditors were quick to express their admiration and envy for the lucky thrifter's find.

"It's beautiful, great find!" exclaimed one user.

Another chimed in, "I'm soooo jealous! Great find!"

"It's gorgeous!" a third said

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