Courtesy of the KENTUCKY MONTHLY: June-July 2009
Louis Scholz was strolling through a flea market one day when he spotted a woman’s pin in one of the cases. It was an oversized starfish with a cabochon sapphire at the end of each arm. Scholz recognized the piece as one designed by Suzanne Bell Perone and purchased it for just under $5,000. The original signed piece was actually worth $80,000.
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