Great Estate Roadshow Purchases 10 Carat Diamond; Diamond Won in Poker Game in 1964

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Great Estate Roadshow, the leader in gold, silver, and collectables buying, in the U.S., purchased a 10 carat diamond ring in Canton, Ohio. “Kid Canton” won the diamond pinky ring in a high stakes poker game in 1964.

10 Carat Pinky Ring Won in a Poker Game

Great Estate Roadshow is the largest purchaser of gold, silver, antiques, and collectible items in the United States.

In Canton, Ohio, Jacob Gradman, a Great Estate Roadshow buyer, recently had the opportunity to purchase a 10 carat diamond. The story behind acquiring the diamond was intriguing according to Gradman. The diamond was originated in Canada and was purchased by a Cadillac dealer in Juneau, Alaska, who had the diamond set in a ring for his wife. His wife did not like the ring because it would catch in her clothes and knock on the furniture. The Cadillac dealer then had the diamond reset as a man’s pinky ring. In 1964, the man from Juneau lost the ring while playing high stakes poker in Canton, OH.

“The seller of the ring was a big poker player and went by the name, 'Kid Canton,'” said Gradman. "Kid Canton was born and raised in Canton, OH, and had played with all the great poker players. He was a big fan of flashy jewelry as most poker players are."

Gradman said that Canton was at a high stakes poker game in Ohio, when the call was $5,000 to the man from Juneau and he lost. "Kid Canton became the new owner of the ring and he continued to wear it throughout the years as a reminder of his card playing days," Gradman stated.

Great Estate Roadshow is the largest purchaser of gold, silver, antiques, and collectible items in the United States. Great Estate Roadshow is now in Los Angeles and Glenwood, California; Burlington, Iowa; Evansville, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Dallas, Texas, Rutland, Vermont; and Gainesville, Florida starting Tuesday, May 29 from 4 pm- 8 pm; Wednesday, May 30, Thursday, May 31, Friday, June 1 from 10 am to 6 pm; and Saturday, June 2 from 9 am to 3 pm.

Each week in every city that Great Estate Roadshow has events, typical purchases include the discovery of rare coins such as a three legged buffalo coin, coin collections, silver ware, and old swords. Additionally, in each city—small or large—a person comes in with an item that he or she believes is not worth much; however, because of Great Estate Roadshow's extensive list of collectors throughout the country, the item is worth much more. The customer leaves happy with more money than expected.

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