Thursday, January 13, 2011

Is the $15,000 Faberge spider brooch a big mistake?

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.

Articles cited

Time

newsfeed.time.com/2010/09/07/rumors-of-faberge-spider-brooch-untrue/



20 comments:

  1. I didn't see any thing in this article to point to it being a mistake...

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  2. Wow, that Time article is terribly unclear.

    "The Faberge spider brooch might be a very expensive piece of spider jewelry or may actually be the artwork expected."

    What does that sentence even mean?

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  3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-ENAMEL-DIAMOND-SAPPHIRE-14K-GOLD-SPIDER-BROOCH-/390168157000?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5ad7d59b48#ht_2814wt_1156

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  4. Indeed,anyone can buy a "rare" FAKE-RBÉ spiper on ebay and other online shops...its the came item...Rick of pawn shop is an idiot and i doesnt have a clue of what he is doing

    http://www.joanjewelry.com/Diamond-Gemstone-Brooches/1637-BLACK-ENAMEL-DIAMOND-SAPPHIRE-14K-GOLD-SPIDER-BROOCH.html

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-ENAMEL-DIAMOND-SAPPHIRE-14K-GOLD-SPIDER-BROOCH-/390168157000

    http://www.rubyplaza.com/item/737335-Bro0065/Black-Enamel-Diamond-14K-Gold

    etc etc etc etc etc etc etc

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  5. However, Rick is not an idiot because it was made out of platinum.. these are made of silver and gold. Similar, but not the same.

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  6. There have been numerous episodes of Pawn Stars proven to have been staged. Was this? Maybe. Sure looks like it helps him in the good guy dept.

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    1. Does it really matter if it is fake or not.Either way the gold and stones in it are worth 15.000 the man has been in business for 29 years..

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  8. Ugh go eat a butt and find something better to do.smh arguing over something that's not even yours and you'll never own. Why get mad?? Just pathetic

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  9. I just watched a repeat of that Pawn Shop. Of course, I jumped on my computer to find out the price-the Real price of what it would be worth.

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  10. Ms. Danna Hoover. I believe you have a few things mixed up in your posting. The Times article was covering rumors of the NEW Fabergé possibly releasing a brooch shaped like a spider within their new collection. Fabergé spokeswoman Tatiana Zherebkina was simply replying to the rumors of the new collection denouncing it as “untrue and unfounded.” This article had NOTHING to do with the Pawn Star episode. Hope this clears up because your posting is one of the first articles that pops up when Google Searching "Faberge spider brooch."

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  13. It does not matter if it is real fake or counterfeit.Not does it matter if it is worth 10.000.000 .This does not make Rick a crook.After all he did offer the woman 13000 more than she was asking.People all the time buy items off people who have no idea what they have.This is business if you sell something know what your selling or let someone sell it for you.Net don't bad mouth someone who knows value over ignorance.I would of given the woman 2000 and slept like a baby.Remember she went into his shop and asked for what she wanted.At this point fair is fair.Their are no laws that mandate you must tell a person the value of the item they want to sell you.Gif real that's their responsibility to know.

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  16. I WOULDA GAVE HER ASS 250.00 DOLLQRS DUMB?BITCH

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