Soon You Can Buy Joan Rivers’s Diamonds in an Auction at Christie’s


Do you love diamonds? Do you love diamonds that were once owned by rich, famous people? Do you have thousands and thousands of dollars? Then here’s news for you: all of the belongings in Joan Rivers’s penthouse are being auctioned off at Christie’s this June.

Aside from diamonds on diamonds, the auction haul will also contain Bob Mackie gowns and a Fabergé Lily of the Valley leaf. A “custom engraved Tiffany’s water bowl used by Rivers’s dog Spike” will also be on sale, in case you have a dog. (Why not go the extra mile and fill the bowl with diamond water?)

According to the New York Times, Melissa Rivers released a statement that called the sale a “‘through-the-keyhole’ experience for fans across the globe,” and also said that “The auction celebrates her elegance and collecting style. There is something to suit every taste and budget.”

Rivers, who passed away in 2014, was a big fan of God’s Love We Deliver, an NYC-based non-profit founded in 1986 in order to provide quality food to people with severe illness, and so a portion of the proceeds will go to that organization. Another slice of the proceeds will go to Guide Dogs for the Blind.

A live auction will occur on June 22, and an online marketplace will be open June 16-23.