AKRON, Ohio – An Ohio woman paid $5 for a LeBron James pendant at a yard sale, thinking it was costume jewelry. But the International Gemological Institute said Vaneisha Robinson's find is the real deal, ringing in at nearly $10,000. Robinson, 20, said she used to wear the jersey-shaped pendant to high school when she didn't know its value. Then she had it appraised.
Gemologist Jerry Ehrenwald said the 14-karat white gold pendant sports more than 2 carats of diamonds. The number 23 jersey reads 'King' on the front and 'James' on the back.
Robinson, who's an amateur boxer in James' hometown of Akron, Ohio, listed the jewelry on eBay. She said the King's brand will never die, even after he left the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.