Lauder Jewels to Auction at Sotheby’s to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness

Evelyn H. Lauder's legacy of breast cancer awareness is going further than pink ribbons thanks to the newest auction at Sotheby’s. Over 90 jewels from Evelyn and Estée’s collections will be auctioned off in two events: 35 pieces will be part of the auction house’s Magnificent Jewels events, and the remaining 60 will be a part of a Valentine’s day event. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the entire collection is expected to fetch up to $13 million that will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which was founded by Evelyn Lauder. Some of the standouts include a rare 6.4-carat pink diamond ring by Oscar Heyman &Brothers; a potentially flawless 22.16-carrat diamond ring by Graff; and a diamond necklace featuring a 47.4-carat yellow diamond from the Duchess of Windsor. The family was honored to help the cause so close to their hearts. “Each piece of jewelry is unique and very special,“ said Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus at The Estée Lauder Companies. “They were each designed to be timeless pieces that also manifest exceptional style and taste. 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.”

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