I had an emerald and gold ring that was given to me by a woman that I did some work for. She said it belonged to her brother who had passed away and she wanted me to have it. I was very appreciative but I never wore it because it creeped me out. She passed a few years ago and the ring stayed in a drawer. One day I dug it out and took it to the Staten Island jewelry buyers known as Gold Rush Refiners. I was very surprised to find out that it was worth a lot of money. I was more than happy to sell it. Maybe that was the reason I got it.