Ellen Barkin's Jewelry Sells for $20 Million

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    A collection of jewelry belonging to actress Ellen Barkin sold for $20.3 million at a New York City auction on Tuesday.
    The 108 items for sale included Barkin's wedding ring from her marriage to ex-husband, Revlon billionaire Ron Perelman - which collected $138,000 at Christie's auction house - and diamond rings, necklaces and earrings from jewelers including Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany and Van Cleef and Arpels.
    A single 22.76-carat diamond ring was the most expensive item, bought for $1.8 million by a collector.
    Rahul Kadakia, head of Christie's jewelry department, says the $20.3 million haul "makes Ellen Barkin's collection the highest single-owner jewelry sale of the past 15 years in the US and also places it among the top four ever worldwide."
    The star married Perelman in 2000 and they divorced earlier this year.
  2. Who keeps the money?
  3. She does.
  4. Sans 20% auction house commission and other fees, of course.
  5. SO how many Birkins will that purchase... ha ha just kiddin'. Maybe she's itching for a new house?
  6. I wish to have been able to see her gems
  7. Would have loved to see the apricot diamond ring. JAR pieces are so hard to come by since Joel Rosenthal(designer) usually chooses his clients instead of the other way around.
  8. WOW! 20 million!???? Imagine all the things I can buy with that much money!