Fiona Bruce visited Morden Hall Park in south London for the latest instalment of Antiques Roadshow.
Antiques expert Joanna Hardy was on hand to pick out hidden treasures on the BBC show including a replica Wallis Simpson brooch.
“When you came to my table and you showed me this jewel,” she began as she welcomed the guest. “I was just about to say that’s really lovely but it’s costume jewellery.
“Then I took my loupe out and just looked at it and went, to myself, ‘Oh my goodness’ it is not costume jewellery because they are all diamonds."
“And then I thought well this is a very familiar design of the Prince of Wales feathers and I just thought ‘What is the story behind this?’ It really intrigued me," Joanna continued.
The guest remarked: “Yes, well there is a story,” to which Joanna said: “I’m ready.”
“Well look if I can show you this rather jaded piece of newspaper, I inherited it,” she revealed.
“My partner was a manufacturing jeweller in Hatton Garden and the Daily Mirror at that time ran a competition, if you looked liked the Duchess Wallis Simpson and this was the brooch that was the prize for the competition and he made about six I think in silver.”
Joanna commented the replicas were most likely made in silver and set with stones that weren’t diamonds.
The guest continued: “However unbeknown to everybody else he made a real one in his