Sotheby’s had hoped to set a new record with the 37.3-carat Raj Pink, the centerpiece of its sale in Geneva.
The auction will consist of items from Hepburn’s personal wardrobe, movie scripts and other memorabilia.
This fall Christie’s will auction items from the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Photography and the estate of the late actress.
The auction, to be held on Sept. 13 and 14 to coincide with the Paris Biennale, will feature some 1,200 lots, the majority tableware.
The coveted style went up for bidding at Christie’s in Hong Kong and is rumored to cease production next year, which most likely fueled its record price, said the auction house.
More than a means of transportation for Americans en route to Europe, ocean liners were showcases of technology, opulence and social might.
The iconic 18-karat gold timepiece carries a personal inscription and is expected to fetch up to $120,000 next month.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Oceana’s United States Shark Conservation Program will benefit from Gillier’s decision to sell some of the collection.
Throughout her life, the fiercely private film star preferred not to sign autographs, to sit for interviews or to even attend the Academy Awards.
A collection of modern photographs is expected to bring in $700k for the charity on April 6.
As a young bride, Bloomingdale fell for Haines’ style at a dinner party at the home of Ann and Jack Warner.
The sale of fashions, art and furniture is scheduled for Nov. 23 at Christie’s in London’s South Kensington.