Among the most notable lots of the auction, described by the Forbes columnist, Barbara's Lady Blue Eyes wedding ring in a 20.60-carat diamond, which the singer presented to the model in a glass of champagne. The decoration went for $ 1.7 million. In total, items from the collection of Barbara and Frank Sinatra were sold for $ 4 million.
Other jewelry, including a private collection of a ruby and diamond butterfly pin from Van Cleef & Arpels, were purchased over the phone by mystery shoppers. For a ring with a 51.52-carat Harry Winston diamond in the F shade, buyers gave $ 4 million. The jewelry of Margaret Rockefeller, ex-wife of Nelson Rockefeller, known as Happy, was sold for $ 1 million.
In addition to jewelry that belonged to celebrities, other jewelry was also presented at the auction. So, a sapphire and diamond ring weighing 16.64 carats was sold for just $ 1.8 million instead of the expected $ 1.3 million. Rings with a Burmese ruby and double fancy yellow diamonds of 8.11 carats went for $ 2.8 million.
The December auction brought the auction house Sotheby's more than $ 403 million. The auction of the Sinatra family items is not over yet: jewelry from their collection can still be purchased at auction on December 6, and online sales will take place on December 7.>