Real Diamond for £10 – level 3

30-05-2017 15:00

In the 1980s, People bought a 26.27 carat (5.3 grams) white diamond stone at a car boot sale in England for a mere £10. For decades, they thought that it was just costume jewellery until they finally decided to have it valued. They were ‘incredibly excited’ to find out that the stone was genuine and is expected to fetch £350,000 at auction in July.

Difficult words: car boot sale (an outdoor sale where people sell things they do not want any more), mere (as little as), costume jewellery (jewellery made from cheap materials), incredibly (extremely).

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