Estee, Evelyn Lauder jewels sell for $3.9 million

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Estee, Evelyn Lauder jewels sell for $3.9 million
FILE - This file photo provided by Sotheby's, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, shows a ruby, emerald and diamond Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet. The jewelry is part of the collections of Estee Lauder and Evelyn Lauder that will be auctioned at Sotheby's, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)
This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows a rare Fancy Intense Pink diamond ring weighing 6.54 carats, that has a pre-sale estimate of $4 million to $5 million. It is among a trove of jewels from the collections of Estee and Evelyn Lauder that will be auctioned to benefit breast cancer research on Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)
This undated photo provided by Sotheby's shows a heart-shaped yellow diamond that once belonged to the Duchess of Windsor, who wore it in a ring before it was made into this necklace. It is among a trove of jewels from the collections of Estee and Evelyn Lauder that will be auctioned to benefit breast cancer research on Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Sotheby's)
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NEW YORK (AP) - A New York auction of 44 pieces of jewelry from the collections of Estee Lauder and Evelyn Lauder has totaled $3.9 million and will benefit two charities.

Among the highlights at Sotheby's sale Tuesday was a ruby, emerald and diamond Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet that sold for more than $2.1 million, an auction record for any Tutti Frutti bracelet by Cartier. Its pre-sale estimate was up to $1 million.

The auctioneer says proceeds from the sale of 33 jewels from Evelyn Lauder's collection will support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which she founded. Eleven pieces from the collection of Estee Lauder will benefit the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation.

Estee Lauder was the founder of the Estee Lauder fragrance and skincare products company. She died in 2004. Her daughter-in-law Evelyn Lauder died in 2011.

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