Erika Jayne Dissed By Auction Company Selling Her STOLEN Diamond Earrings
Erika Jayne’s diamonds are hitting the auction block next month, despite the reality star’s ongoing effort to regain ownership of the earrings. The auction company selling off the diamonds turned over by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is promoting the upcoming event on social media.
On June 28, a judge ordered that the pricey earrings be auctioned off to the highest bidder, to help pay off Tom’s creditors. The judge put the trustee in “possession and control” of the earrings, ordering that the property be held until the jewelry could be appraised, “at which time the Trustee may notice a sale of the diamond earrings.”
The trustee previously sued the Bravo star to turn over the earrings purchased in 2007 by her then-husband for $750k. Tom was accused of using money owed to clients to pay for the lavish gift. Erika asked the judge to allow her to keep the jewelry, claiming she was an “innocent spouse” with no knowledge of her husband’s alleged misdeeds.
“This is an unfortunate case,” a lawyer for the trustee said as stated in open court, per Law.com. “The facts as far as I am concerned are pretty straightforward: There was embezzlement fraud from Day 1, not by Erika Girardi but Mr. Girardi. And the facts are laid out in the record. The trustee gets the record the best she can.”
In July, the reality star filed an appeal in a Los Angeles court amid an effort to maintain possession of the diamonds.
The auction date has been set for December 7, as announced on Instagram by John Moran Auctioneers. The company tossed some shade by tagging Erika in the post, seemingly to put the reality star on notice that the sale was moving forward, despite her appeal.
The announcement was captioned — “We. Have. THE. Earrings,” with hashtags, #erikajayne and #diamondearrings.
Stephen Swan, Vice President of John Moran Auctioneers, stated in the caption — “They are quite possibly the most talked about jewelry in the world at the moment, which adds kind of an unknown excitement and interest factor.”
Molly Burns Keith G.J.G., Jewelry director at John Moran Auctioneers described the earrings, writing—“The earrings are near colorless and have very nice clarity. The settings are delicate and well-made and show the true fire of the stones. They were found in really good condition and, according to the recently obtained GIA reports, each stud is over 6-carats, making the combined total more than 12-carats.”
The company revealed that the buyer would not remain anonymous to the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case, in the post’s comment section.
A person asked—“Will the trustee learn of the buyer’s identity? Or will that information remain confidential to your auction house?”
“Hi, the trustee will know the buyer’s identity,” the company’s rep confirmed.
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