If you’re in the market for a 3.39 carat circular-cut diamond, you’re in luck. An Engagement ring with those precise specs will be auctioned off at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels Sale on 18 October 2011. The only catch: it’s the ring that symbolized the ill-fated union between Hugh Hefner and Crystal harris.
Harris, who got engaged to Hefner over the holidays last December but called off her wedding in June just days before she was set to walk down the aisle, reportedly attempted to return the engagement ring to Hefner shortly after the split, but the 85-year-old Playboy founder and editor-in-chief refused to take it back. A source claims that Crystal couldn’t bear to look at the ring anymore because it brought back bad memories” So naturally, the logical step is to put that bad memory up for a very public auction.
While prior reports claimed Hefner paid $90,000 for the ring, Christie’s has reportedly only set an estimate of $20,000-30,000 on it. The lot description on the Christie’s reads: A diamond ring. Set with a circular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 3.39 carats, to the circular-cut diamond hoop, mounted in platinum.
A diamond isn’t always forever, sometimes it’s only for 6 months, especially for Hugh Hefner’s ex-fiancee Crystal Harris. [Access Hollywood]