Trump-Marla Maples engagement ring going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) " A large diamond engagement ring that Donald Trump gave his second wife is going up for auction for an estimated $300,000.

The 7.45-carat emerald-cut, Harry Winston-designed ring is about the size of a postage stamp. Marla Maples sold it at auction after she and Trump divorced in 1999. It fetched $110,000.

Now, the American couple who purchased it has asked the same auctioneer, Joseph DuMouchelle (doo-moo-SHELL'), to sell it. The auction is on Wednesday at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in New York City.

DuMouchelle says: "It's a pretty design and very wearable." He says the pre-sale estimate is the appropriate market value for the item.

Trump and Maples were married in 1993 in a lavish ceremony at the Plaza Hotel.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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