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Warren Buffett–Autographed Diamonds Being Sold at Borsheims

By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
Posted on April 29, 2014
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Warren Buffett–Autographed Diamonds Being Sold at Borsheims
Courtesy Borsheims

Warren Buffett will sell at Borsheim’s again this weekend—and among the items he’s hawking are diamonds inscribed with his signature.

In conjunction with the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway shareholder weekend, the Berkshire-owned two-store retailer is offering 51 gems with a reproduction of the billionaire’s signature inscribed on their girdle. Buffett is expected to personally sell some of them when he takes his fourth spin behind the Omaha, Neb., retailer’s sales counter on May 4. 

In addition to Buffett’s signature, the stones are inscribed with the store logo and a maple leaf, signifying their environmentally friendly Canadian origin. 

Twenty-five of the diamonds will be sold as pendants, and the other 26 will be sold as loose stones. Prices range from $5,000 to more than $200,000, and their sizes range from ¾ ct. to 5 cts. Each comes with a pamphlet designed for the diamonds, as well as a loupe so buyers can see the signature.

According to Borsheims marketing director Adrienne Fay, despite possibly being collectibles, the stones are being sold at a discount.

“They are priced very specially for shareholders,” she says. “We think they will be popular when he sells on Sunday.”

“The shareholders all love Warren Buffett,” she continues. “They have a tremendous amount of interest in him as a man and as a businessperson. Anything that is signed by Warren, shareholders really resonate with.” 

Fay says that while none have been sold yet, the store has already seen “tremendous interest.”

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