When many people hear “Faberge” they think eggs. This jewelry manufacturer, though, made a lot more than just Easter decorations. When an apparent Faberge spider brooch walked into the "Pawn Stars" pawn shop, the owner was offered $15,000, although she was just requesting $2,000. The Faberge company, nevertheless, is saying that the Faberge spider brooch might well be a fake. The seller of that brooch got a larger payday loan than she was anticipating. Article source – Faberge Spider Brooch could be a $15,000 fake by MoneyBlogNewz.
The Faberge spider brooch can be viewed
On the History Channel show “Pawn Stars,” a customer walked into Gold and Silver Pawn with a jewel-encrusted spider brooch. While cleaning a family members' house, she found it. She only wanted $2,000 for the brooch. She said the jewels had to be worth at least that much. Rick, the co-owner of the pawn shop, said that he would love to pay $2,000 for it, but he “had a conscience.”. He said that it was a rare Faberge piece that he'd pay $15,000 for even though it was worth twice that.
The real price the Faberge spider brooch has
There is a lot of jewelry that is brought to the Gold and Silver Pawn shop. There are other things accepted too, of course. From the filming of the episode, it is tough to tell if there are any hallmarks or identifying marks on the spider brooch. What is seen on the episode, though, is rarely the entire conversation or inspection process for a particular item brought into the shop. It probably really is a Faberge though as the shop owner knows a lot about jewelry and antiques.
The Faberge company speaks up
There's the House of Faberge company. The possibility of a Faberge spider brooch got them involved. The reports of a Faberge spider brooch are "untrue and unfounded" according to spokeswoman for the company Tatiana Zherebkina who sent an e-mail to "Time" magazine while stating that an eight legged brooch does “not fit into the luxury jeweler’s creative vision.” Interesting to note is that this is actually the new Faberge company. All records on the company aren't even there. All of the jeweler's workshops were ransacked in 1917. In Switzerland, Peter Carl Faberge died. There was then a 92 year wait before his descendants re-launched the firm. The Faberge spider brooch might be a very expensive piece of spider jewelry or may actually be the artwork expected.