Dale Fournier Private Collection

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Holiday Sparkle and Cheer at Sotheby's

There was much excitement yesterday, as Sotheby's NY auctioned a 6.54 ct  fancy intense pink diamond ring from the collection of Evelyn H. Lauder, to benefit breast cancer research. 

It sold for $8.59 million as part of the Magnificent Jewels auction. 

Wow, is all I can say.

The internally flawless pink stone, was graded fancy intense pink by the GIA.  Most pink diamonds will have a grading of SI (slightly included), so this along with the exceptional color, makes this diamond extra special.

A beautiful fancy intense yellow heart shaped 47.14 ct diamond, bought $2.5 million, significantly higher than its $1.5 million to $2 million estimate.  Estée Lauder purchased the diamond set as a ring from the Duchess of Windsor in the 1970s. She later had Van Cleef and Arpels remove the diamond from the ring and mounted in a diamond pendant necklace.

The auctions of jewels from the collections of Estée Lauder and Evelyn H. Lauder took in $22.2 million, and the net proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded by Evelyn Lauder in 1993.

Gives me a nice warm holiday feeling!