Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Apr 19 2016 / 15:31 PM

All eyes will be on the Shirley Temple diamond...

Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Shirley Temple's rare blue diamond, estimated to go for Dhs91.8-Dhs128.5 million at tonight's auction
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring, Whitehouse Brothers. Estimate: Dhs293,835 — Dhs440,750
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Platinum, Emerald and Diamond Ring, J.E. Caldwell. Estimate: Dhs183,647 - Dhs257,106
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Gold, Sapphire and Diamond Ring. Estimate: Dhs367,295 - Dhs550,942
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Platinum, Diamond, Ruby and Emerald Ring. Estimate: Dhs73,450 — Dhs110,190
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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18k Gold, Platinum, Ruby and Diamond Ring. Estimate: Dhs55,095 - Dhs73,459
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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18k White Gold and Diamond Ring. Estimate: Dhs36,730 - Dhs55,095
Sotheby's To Auction Off Some Of The Rarest Stones On Earth Today
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Platinum, Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond and Diamond 'Twin' Ring, Carvin French. Estimate: Dhs440,750 — Dhs550,940

Today, Sotheby's will auction off some the most exquisite stones in existence at an auction in New York City. A highlight of the auction is the famous Shirley Temple blue diamond, which was gifted to the actress by her father on her 12th birthday. 

WWD reports that the 9.54 carat stone boasts VVS2 clarity, and is "potentially internally flawless", adding that it is expected to go for somewhere between Dhs91.8-Dhs128.5 million.

We've rounded up some of the most stunning rings up for auction tonight in the gallery above. So whether you're planning to propose (or be proposed to), or simply looking to treat yourself, there's sure to be something that will catch your eye. Wallets be warned. 

The auction is set to take place at 5pm GST tonight. Visit Sothebys.com for the full auction catalogue and further information - Maddison Glendinning