Prince Worn Jewelry Consigned by Ex-Wife Mayte Garcia Sold for $12,500 at NateDSanders.com
To buy, consign or sell Prince worn jewelry for up to $75,000 each, please email Nate@NateDSanders.com or contact the Nate D. Sanders Auction House (http://www.NateDSanders.com), by calling (310) 440-2982.
Prince Worn Jewelry
In March 2016, one month before Prince died, we at NateDSanders.com Auction House, had Prince worn jewelry at auction consigned by his first wife, Mayte Garcia. We knew that Prince was very litigious so we were worried about having Prince worn jewelry at a public auction given that he sued almost every frivolous thing. We asked Mayte if he was going to sue and she said: “Prince doesn’t want to mess with me.” A month later, Prince sued, and we pulled the items from the auction. It wasn’t that we didn’t think that we could win the auction, it just wasn’t worth the time and money to fight Prince. A month after that, Prince died. Now, Prince worn jewelry would be worth fighting a lawsuit for as his jewelry could sell for $75,000 and up. Back then, Prince worn jewelry was much harder to sell. His death brought great demand for his memorabilia. Here are descriptions and pictures of the Prince worn jewelry at our auction:
Prince Diamond Engagement Ring & Handwritten Marriage Proposal to Mayte Garcia (Prince Worn Jewelry)
The diamond engagement ring with which Prince proposed to his wife Mayte Garcia, accompanied by 5 handwritten heart notes, which Prince used to lead her on a romantic journey to the ring. At the end of the journey was this stunning round diamond of approximately 2.2 karats, measuring 8.3mm. Large diamond in its secure 6-prong setting perches regally over twisted shoulders showcasing eight channel set round diamonds in a gold band. Stone is cut with a high crown, with ring showing good clarity as well as good white fluorescence. Ring is sized 6.125. Each heart-shaped pink sheet measures 7.5″ x 6.5″ with notes handwritten by Prince, intentionally blurred here. Fine condition. Set of 5 handwritten notes are offered as a collector’s piece only and do not come with rights for reproduction, manufacturing or distribution. A remarkable, romantic piece from one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.
Scorpio Diamond Necklace Worn by Prince When he Met Prince Charles (Prince Worn Jewelry)
Gold colored necklace with 64 sparkling diamonds worn by Prince when he and his wife, Mayte Garcia, met Prince Charles. Beautiful custom-made necklace has 19″ chain made of hollow gold. Back of necklace contains designer imprint and date: “Lori Elder 7/98”. Scorpio symbol measures 1.5″ and is not made of gold. Some discoloration to verso of necklace, otherwise near fine condition. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.
Prince Worn Diamond & Amethyst Pin — In the Shape of His Love Symbol (Prince Worn Jewelry)
Gold Prince ”love symbol” pin personally worn by Prince, and made of diamonds and amethyst. Custom-made pin contains an amethyst and 12 sparkling diamonds. Real gold is unmarked. Measures 2” from top to bottom with 1.5” needle in back. Minor scratching and tarnishing, overall very good condition. One of a kind piece of Prince memorabilila. From the collection of Mayte Garcia. Sold for $12,500.
Moon & Star Ear Wrap Worn by Prince — Worn at 1998 NBA All-Star Game With Spike Lee (Prince Worn Jewelry)
Moon and star ear wrap worn by Prince to the 1998 NBA All-Star game that he attended with Spike Lee. The playful piece of jewelry is gold plated sterling silver, with silver percentage stamp, designer and date marked: “925 / MARTY 1994″. Measures 1.75”. Some wear and tarnishing, but overall very good condition. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.
Prince Worn Gold-Tone Sterling Silver Necklace (Prince Worn Jewelry)
Sterling silver link necklace with gold tone personally worn by Prince. Intricate cable chain has custom clasp and loop, and measures 17″ in total length. Hallmark on clasp reads: “STERLING 92.5”. Minor wear, overall very good condition. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.
Prince Worn Ear Cuff (Prince Worn Jewelry)
Ear cuff in the shape of swirling feathers, personally worn by Prince. The fanciful piece of jewelry is most likely gold plated sterling silver. Verso of ear cuff contains designer imprint that reads: “Marty”. Measures 2.5″. Minor tarnishing, otherwise near fine condition. From the collection of Mayte Garcia.