Winner bids $1.025M for Kraft’s Super Bowl ring

The winning bid for Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl LI championship ring closed at $ 1.025 million on Thursday night, making it one of the most expensive items in the All In Challenge, a virtual fundraiser to feed those in need. – NFL

Coronavirus Doesn’t Deter Online Jewelry Auction Bids

Sotheby’s logged one of its most successful jewelry auctions ever this week amid global coronavirus lockdowns.
The auction house marked its best sell-through for an online jewelry sale, selling 97 percent of lots from its Jewels Online auction that wrapped on Wednesday. The sale realized $ 739,375, far surpassing its highest total estimate of $ 671,600.
Sotheby’s says that half of the auction’s lots exceeded their highest estimate and that it received bidders from 32 countries with an average six bidders per lot. Approximately 22 percent of the auction’s buyers are new customers for Sotheby’s and half of all bids were placed through mobile devices.
The biggest sale was a pair of ruby earrings by Michele Della Valle that realized $ 25,000 — far more than the lot’s high estimate of $ 7,000. Sotheby’s says that the sale’s lots by David Webb, Tiffany & Co. and Verdura all saw 100 percent sell-through rates.
A Paloma Picasso chunky green peridot necklace designed for Tiffany’s realized $ 12,500 — approximately six times its highest estimate of $ 2,000. A pair of Verdura Byzantine ear clips originally thought to take between $ 5,000 and $ 7,000 sold for $ 13,750.
Sotheby’s global head of online jewels said of the sale in a statement: “In this unprecedented moment,

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NFL playoff tracker: Seahawks move into No. 1 seed, Packers, Bills and Patriots clinch bids

In the NFC, the New Orleans Saints had the South division title wrapped up entering the week and are playing for a seed at this point. Two more teams joined the Saints in the dance later Sunday, and we now have a new No. 1 seed following a shocking result. The Seahawks beating the Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers losing in the final seconds to the Atlanta Falcons means that the Seahawks not only are in, but they're now atop the conference seeding for the time being.

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