There’s nothing a like a women scorned. When billionaire financier and Revlon chairman, Ron Perlman underhandedly filed for divorce from actress Ellen Barkin after 6 years of marriage last January she wasn’t going to take it lightly. What’s a woman to do? Unload her vast jewelry collection at Christie’s in New York. Last night Barkin made $20,369,200 (well above the $15 million estimate) for 100 pieces of jewelry given to her by
her soon-to-be ex.
MAGNIFICENT JEWELS FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF ELLEN BARKIN featured a wide range of pieces that represented the
very best in the history of jewelry design. There were Antique, Belle Époque, and Art Deco jewels, as well as fine examples
of modern designs. Her collection included pieces from many of the most
well-known names in jewelry including Buccellati, Bulgari,
Cartier, Fred Leighton, JAR, Schlumberger, Tiffany & Co., and Van
Cleef & Arpels.
staffers had to put out additional chairs for the vast crowd, many of
whom were struck by the media blitz of the sale generated by Barkin’s
team and by the 17 pieces of JAR jewelry that went up for sale. A JAR
diamond ring that was estimated to fetch $800,000 to $1.2 million was
bought for $1.6 million, while Leighton lost out on a two-strand ruby
bead and diamond sautoir for $375,000, but managed to nab a
single-strand emerald bead and diamond necklace earlier for $400,000.
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