Although Halloween may be long over, we love a good spooky story over here at M. Moradi Fine Jewelers. As jewelry buyers in La Jolla, we understand that every bauble we purchase contains its own unique story. We also know how attached people can get to certain pieces of jewelry, so is it possible that people from beyond the grave hold onto their favorite adornments and other antique objects?
In Louisiana, a local jewelry collector, Maria Roberts, brought an antique sapphire ring into her antique shop to sell. When a customer inquired about the bauble, Roberts pulled it out of the case for further inspection. Immediately, Roberts was struck with an overwhelming sadness and experienced the sights and sounds of a Victorian woman.
This wasn’t just a one-time experience; every time Roberts touched the ring, she felt these strange sensations. As a former New Orleans resident, she was no stranger to ghostly tales. Some people informed her to hold the ring under running water to cleanse it. Others advised her to surround the ring with garnet jewelry to help relax the spirit. Believe it or not, someone bought this ring and Roberts never experienced her otherworldly Victorian visions again.
The Basano Vase
With an unknown background, the history of this vase is as mysterious as the object itself. Believed to have originated in Italy sometime in the 15th century, this antique collector’s item is known as “The Vase of Death.” According to dubious sources, someone found it back in 1988 with a note that read, “beware, this vase brings death.”
However, this person seemed undaunted and sold the receptacle in an auction for about $2,300. Just three months after the sale, the new owner passed away. Only two months after the next owner took possession of the antique, he died as well. Supposedly, this death pattern continued until the local police force decided to bury the vase in an unknown location. Heaven help the unsuspecting soul who unearths this item!
The Myrtles Plantation Mirror
Located in St. Francisville, Louisiana, the Myrtles Plantation is believed to be one of the most haunted homes in the country. Not only is the home itself believed to be haunted, but the mirror appears to be inhabited by spirits as well.
According to legend, a slave named Chloe fatally poisoned her mistress, Sarah, and her two children. Some people believe that their spirits are trapped inside of the mirror, which often is covered with mysterious handprints and marks no matter how often it is cleaned. If you love a good haunting, you can stay overnight at the plantation, which is now a bed and breakfast.
Haunted or not, these antiques have unique stories. It’s no surprise that people feel so sentimental about certain pieces of jewelry. If you have some jewelry that you are ready to part ways with, we can help. Our diamond buyers in La Jolla are always looking for pieces to buy and trade. Whether or not your jewelry is haunted, our jewelry buyers are happy to take it off your hands. Contact H. Moradi Jewelers to learn more.