The diamond ring that John Laws gave his late wife Caroline for sale for a whopping $1.2 million
Massive 17.25-carat diamond ring given to his late wife Caroline by radio legend John Laws is up for sale for a whopping $1.2 million at a New York auction house
Radio legend John Laws has put up for sale a diamond ring that was a favorite of his late wife Caroline for a whopping A$1.2 million.
The huge 17.25-carat platinum-mounted brilliant-cut marquise diamond ring is for sale through Bonham’s auction house in New York.
Bereavement: Radio legend John Laws has put up for sale a diamond ring that was his late wife Caroline’s favourite, for a whopping AU$1.2 million, as the jewel is also a reminder of his loss .
The listing price for the large stone is US$750,000, but since there is a demand for this type of precious diamond, the price could be much higher.
The radio veteran, who has been heard on the airwaves in Australia for sixty years and currently hosts a morning show on the 2SM Super Network, bought the gift for Caroline in Hong Kong in 2005.
The ring was reportedly one of the largest of its kind in Sydney and was a favorite of Caroline’s.
Married in 1976, the couple were famously devoted and friends say the ring was too big a reminder of the radio star’s recent loss. The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Precious: The massive 17.25-carat marquise-cut diamond ring set in platinum is for sale through Bonham’s auction house in New York.
Tragic: Caroline died in February 2020 at the age of 82 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. Image: Caroline and John, in Sydney in 2005
Caroline died in February 2020 at the age of 82 after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer.
He had affectionately nicknamed his wife of 44 years ‘The Princess’, and was devastated by her death.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce this morning the sad passing of Caroline Laws, the loving wife of legendary Australian broadcaster John Laws,” the John Laws Show announced on Twitter at the time.
They added: “Okay Caroline Laws – you will be loved forever by all.”
Speaking about his wife’s death, John simply said, ‘I’m lost.’
The couple met as teenagers at a dance in 1951 and both said it was love at first sight.
Caption: The laws (pictured) have been heard on the Australian airwaves for sixty years.
“I thought he was a terribly romantic figure,” Caroline said. 60 minutes in 1992.
“I remember coming home to my mom and saying, ‘I think I’m in love,'” John added.
He later said of their first meeting: “She just stopped walking… and she said to me… ‘I think we love each other.’ Like that. And we did.