Sotheby’s Selling Colored Diamonds From Legendary Lauders



Sotheby’s will offer jewelry from the collections of Estée Lauder and Evelyn Lauder as part of its Magnificent Jewels auction on Dec. 5 in New York City.

Proceeds from the sale, expected to exceed $13 million, will go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn in 1993.

Highlights of the auction include Evelyn’s 6.54 ct. fancy intense pink diamond ring, estimated to be worth more than $4 million, and her 22.16 ct. platinum and diamond ring, valued at more than $3 million. A 47.14 ct. fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond necklace from the collection of Estée Lauder will also highlight the sale.


Evelyn Lauder’s 6.54 ct. fancy intense pink diamond ring

“On behalf of the Lauder family, we are pleased to be partnering with Sotheby’s for this important auction,” said Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies and acting chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, in a statement. “I know that both my mother, Estée, and my dear wife, Evelyn, would be pleased that these items are being sold to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Our mission is to help women around the world so that one day this disease will be a thing of the past.”


Estée Lauder’s 47.14 ct. fancy intense yellow diamond and diamond necklace