M.S. Rau Offers Incredibly Rare Du Pont Family Ring For Nearly $2.5M
While the Du Pont family is known for their success in the gunpowder business, they also know a thing or two about fine jewelry. And now antique retailer M.S. Rau is offering one truly exceptional piece from the family’s private collection: a 24.2 ct. padparadscha sapphire ring. And they’re asking a whopping $2.45 million for it.
“It was acquired in 1937 when a member of the famed chemical and industrial Du Pont family went on a trip to Asia and visited the island of gems, Ceylon,” Mallory Whitten, M.S. Rau’s jewelry sales manager, tells JCK. “During their visit, they asked to see the most important gem in the country, and then after seeing all of the finest stones available, they bought this exceptional sapphire.”