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Bernie and Ruth Madoff's Jewels Hit the Auction Block

Playing Bernie and Ruth Madoff's Jewels Hit the Auction Block

For a pretty penny, you can own part of the now-toppled Madoff Empire.

The U.S. Marshals are auctioning off jewelry that belonged to Bernie Madoff and his wife, Ruth.

Read: Richard Dreyfuss Plays Fraudster Bernie Madoff

The money from the sale of six pieces of jewelry— including two Swiss watches, an antique necklace and a diamond tennis bracelet— will go to the victims of his Ponzi scheme that landed him behind bars in 2009.

The prices for each item vary.

Bidding for the two watches will begin at $21,000.

Those interested in owning an emerald necklace will have to start the bidding at $15,300.

Read: Exceptionally Rare 'Blue Moon" Diamond Sells for a Whopping $48.5 Million


For a bracelet that includes more than 650 diamonds on it, the bidding will begin at $21,000.

The auction will run through February 16 and available at Texas-based Gaston & Sheehan Auctions

Bernie Madoff is now serving 150 years in prison for conning investors out of $50 billion.

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