Auction for a good cause!

Breast cancer is a disease that requires early detection for complete recovery and research is on to find more effective treatment of this disease. Breast Cancer Research Foundation founded by Evelyn in 1993 is doing just that. But research requires funding and some of Estee and Evelyn Lauder's most precious diamonds are going up for auction to raise money for this cause.
Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder
There are in all 35 pieces in this auction including a 47-carat necklace owned by the Duchess of Windsor. Auction is scheduled to take place next month on December 5 and Sotheby's have predicted that the collection will garner somewhere around $13 million.
47.14-carat yellow diamond necklace pendant
This awe-inspiring jewel ensemble will include a heart-shaped diamond worth $2million which was once owned by the Duchess of Windsor, though now it is a part of Estee and Evelyn Lauder’s treasure trove. Also in this collection is a 47.14-carat yellow diamond which was worn by the Duchess as a ring but was refashioned as a diamond pendant necklace by a reputed jeweler for Estee Lauder in 1978.
pink diamond ring diamond bracelet
Besides this there is also rare intense Pink diamond ring. This ring weighing 6.54 carats has $4 million to $5 million as a pre-sale estimate.
Experts are of the view that the heart-shaped jewel will be the highlight of this auction because it has caught the fancy of both the auctioneers as well as jewelry fans. Twenty-five-years ago in 1987, when Duchess of Windsor's collection was auctioned this particular diamond was missing. Only now the auctioneers have realized that Estee Lauder who was a close friend of the duchess and duke had bought this diamond in the mid-1970s through the lawyer of the duchess.
Diamond Brooch big diamond ring
The other jewelry up for sale include a diamond and ruby bracelet set in 18-carat white gold, a ruby and diamond brooch circa 1940 and platinum, 18-carat gold, ruby and diamond necklace circa 1950, besides a Platinum and diamond internally flawless pear-shaped earrings estimated at $1.5 million and a platinum and diamond ring weighing 22.16 carats estimated at $3 million (right)
diamond necklaces diamond earrings 
Speaking about this auction Estee's son, Leonard Lauder, said that he knows that both his mother and his dear wife Evelyn would be pleased that these items are being sold to raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Round Pink Sapphire Hope Pendant Marquise Round Pink Sapphire and Diamond Tulip Hoop Earrings
Also has an option for all those who want to show their solidarity for this cause, here we have a ‘Pink Collection’ and ‘Hope Pendants’, and a part proceeds of the sales will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc®. Check out the site for more details.


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