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HOLLYWOOD JEWELS BRING RECORD SALE Christie's October sale of Fine Jewels in Los Angeles, a rare array of jewelry collections from Hollywood stars, garnered $3.2 million, a record Los Angeles sale. With a standing-room-only crowd and telephone bids from around the world, Christie's sold 93% of the 198 lots offered. The auction featured the jewels of Ginger Rogers, Audrey Meadows, Gene Tierney and Dinah Shore, beloved stars of the silver screen from the 1930s through the 1950s. The top sale of the day was a 7.06-ct. D VS1 oval-cut diamond ring with a pave-set diamond mounting from Ginger Rogers' estate. The ring was estimated at $70,000 to $90,000 and sold for $129,000. In addition, Patricia G. Hambrecht, Christie's managing director for North and South America, announced that Christie's will establish a headquarters in Beverly Hills, Cal., next year. "This evening's very successf
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