Diamonds for sale at auction: The hottest items in diamond jewelry
A collection of jewels sold at an auction in New York City on Tuesday sold for a record $6.2 million.
The diamonds were auctioned off by the family of Dwayne Johnson, the singer and rapper who was recently hospitalized with pneumonia.
The items include a ring with diamonds and two other rings that are part of a collection that includes one that was bought in 2003.
The family purchased the rings in 2010, and they’re the only ones known to have been sold in the country.
A diamond ring that was purchased in 2005 for $3.5 million was later sold for $4.2 billion.
The collection of diamonds was sold in New Jersey in May, and it’s the first time they’ve been sold publicly.
The ring has an estimated value of $12 million.
The family sold the rings at an exclusive auction at the Ritz-Carlton in Manhattan.
It’s the third auction of the collection.
The first auction in February was for a $7.4 million diamond ring from 2005, and the second auction, in June, was for $9.9 million.
That’s a bit more than the $4 million price of the first auction, which sold for an estimated $12.9 billion.
The sale comes as the singer continues to recover from pneumonia.
He spent time in a New Jersey hospital after he collapsed at a concert in August.
He’s expected to recover fully by the time he returns to the studio on Sept. 14.