A magnificent diamond ring. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2004

Centering upon a rectangular-cut diamond, weighing approximately 40.42 carats, flanked on either side by fancy-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum. Price Realized $1,418,700

With report 12322452 dated 23 November 2002 from the Gemological Institute of America stating that the diamond is D color, VVS1 clarity

Christie's. MAGNIFICENT JEWELS, 12 October 2004, New York, Rockefeller Plazahttp://www.christies.com/