THE $1.4 MILLION USD HOPE SPINEL

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The 50.13 carat gem was owned by London banker Henry Philip Hope until his death in 1839. He had a personal gem collection of approximately 700 gems including the Hope Diamond (The 45.52-carat blue diamond).

Bonhams London Fine Jewellery Sale held an auction of which the Hope Spinel was up for bids on the auction block. Pre-sale high estimates were 4 times less than the final bid of $1,400,000 USD.

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