What happened to Marla Maples' $250,000 engagement ring after her split from Trump?

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When Marla Maples accepted Donald Trump's proposal in 1991, she also accepted a stunning 7.5-carat diamond engagement ring.

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Trump got the ring at Harry Winston Jewelers on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Reports at the time said that Trump paid about $250,000 for the ring.

He bought the ring even though he was supposed to be living under a strict budget, which had been set by his creditors because his business was in trouble. He was reportedly $800 million in debt.

The creditors raised a stink, but Trump negotiated his way out of the jam and the ring remained on his bride-to-be's finger.

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Developer Donald Trump gets a kiss from his new bride Marla Maples after their wedding at the Plaza hotel in New York December 20. The bride wore a borrowed $2 million, 325 diamond tiara
Developer Donald Trump hams it up with his new bride Marla Maples after their wedding at the Plaza hotel in New York December 20. The bride wore a borrowed $2 million, 325 diamond tiara
Developer Donald Trump kisses his new bride Marla Maples after their wedding at the Plaza hotel in New York December 20. The bride wore a borrowed $2 million, 325 diamond tiara
New York real estate businessman Donald Trump (C) leaves the Isaac Mizrahi fashion show with his wife Marla Maples and their daughter Tiffany, November 2 in New York
Donald Trump wih Marla Maples outside the Consulate; circa 1980; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
American businessman Donald Trump attends an event with Marla Maples, 1990s. (Photo by Tom Gates/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 14 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jan Hooks as Marla Maples, Phil Hartman as Donald Trump, Dana Carvey as Chuch Lady, Fred Savage as Enid during the 'Church Chat' skit on February 24, 1990 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES - 1991: Donald Trump Marla Maples pose for a portrait in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - CIRCA 1991: Donald Trump and Marla Maples at the US Open Tennis Tournament circa 1991 in Flushing, Queens. (Photo by Raoul/IMAGES/Getty Images)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 80th Birthday Party For Joey Adams at Helmsley Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during Holyfield vs. Foreman Fight - April 19, 1991 at Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Getty Images)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 1991 Pathmark Tennis Classic - July 20, 1991 at Ramapo College in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Getty Images)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 'Mobsters' New York City Premiere - After Party at Laura Belle in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during Kim Hunter's Birthday Party at Amazon Village in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during 1991 Pathmark Tennis Classic - July 20, 1991 at Ramapo College in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DINOSAURS - Dinosaurs in New York (at Toy Fair) - Shoot Date: February 12, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: EARL SINCLAIR;DONALD TRUMP;MARLA MAPLES
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during Arista Records Pre-Grammy Party - February 24, 1992 at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during 'Hoop-La' Basketball Tournament to Benefit The Special Olympics - June 25, 1992 at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 1992 U.S. Open Tennis Championship - September 9, 1992 at Flushing Meadow Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 7: Donald Trump touches 07 April 1993 Marla Maples stomach to confirm published reports that the actress is pregnant with his child. The two arrived for Maples appearance in the Broadway musical 'The Will Rogers Follies'. (Photo credit should read HAI DO/AFP/Getty Images)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 'Face of New York' Finals - July 3, 1993 at South Street Seaport in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 17: Donald Trump and Marla Maples with their newborn baby Tiffany. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during The Wedding of the Year: Mr. Trump Takes Another Gamble at Plaza Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, THE -- 'For Sale By Owner' Episode 25 -- Pictured: (l-r) Marla Maples as Herself, Will Smith as William 'Will' Smith, Donald Trump as Himself, (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Marla Maples, Joan Rivers, and Donald Trump during 'Sally Marr & Her Escorts' Taking in a Performance - May 26, 1994 at Helen Hayes Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Marla Maples during Donald Trump and Marla Maples Sighting - March 16, 1997 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Marla Maples and Donald Trump during 2nd Annual 'DISHES' Project for Pediatric Aids Summer Beach Game at Atlantic Beach in Amagansett, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
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Maples married Trump in 1993 in a lavish Plaza Hotel ceremony attended by rich and famous friends including Rosie O'Donnell and O.J. Simpson. They had a daughter together, Tiffany, now 22.

Simpson told cameras back then: "If everybody in the country believes maybe their relationship can work if this relationship can work."

Six months later, Simpson was arrested for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In 1995 he was acquitted for the murders in what was called "The Trial of the Century."

The marriage lasted just six years and in 2000, the single mom put the ring up for sale at an auction house in Detroit.

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When Maples sold it at auction, it went for just $125,000.

IE spoke to Maples about the ring on Monday night backstage at Dancing with the Stars.

"I did put it up for auction and part of it went to a good cause," she said. "I met Donald when I was 20. Younger than my daughter is today."

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