You won’t believe what fans paid for these pieces of Twilight Saga memorabilia!
Bella Swan’s engagement ring has fetched a whopping $16,800 at a Twilight merchandise auction.
The ring worn by Kristen Stewart was one of over 900 items sold during a two-day auction hosted by Prop Story and Lionsgate, including over 100 props, dozens of costumes and other set pieces from the popular films.
More than 1,000 fans and collectors participated in the bidding, both online and in person at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Going high: The engagement ring worn by Kristen Stewart’s character Bella Swan in the Twilight film series has sold for $16,800 at auction
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The prop ring was by far the biggest seller of the whole event
Among these hundreds of pieces of film history on offer, the biggest sale without a doubt was the engagement ring, which was originally valued at just $3,000-5,000 and went to an unnamed fan.
But the ring wasn’t the only item to defy expectations in auction, the ‘meadow’ costume that Bella word, including mittens, jeans and a blue jacket, went for $8,400 – when it was projected to fetch closer to $5,000.
The artwork featuring lines of multi-colored graduation caps that was seen in the home of the Cullen family was picked up at the auction for $10,200.
Coming into second place in the high-ticket items with a final price of $13,200, was the red and white chess set used by Bella and Edward.
Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen’s journal also fetched a pretty penny at $7,800.
The auction also featured costumes worn by the cast, set pieces, and other assorted props.
Bella’s ‘meadow’ costume went for $8,400 after having been predicted to fetch just $5,000
Attractions: There were over 1,000 bidders online and in person at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood
On the bigger side: This artwork made of graduation caps featured in the Cullen family home in the films went for $10,200
Bids came in from all over the world for the pieces from the series of films, which have grossed more than three billion dollars at the global box office and is considered one of the most popular film franchises of all time.
Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said according to InStyle that the company was ‘thrilled’ with the success of the event.
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‘The films have a global following, which was very evident with the worldwide response from bidders over the weekend,’ he said.
‘For Twilight fans, this auction offered an amazing opportunity to own a piece of the phenomenon and we were proud to partner with Lionsgate on the project.’
The top: The films have grossed more than three billion dollars at the global box office, making Twilight one of the most popular film franchises of all time
Have a flip: This journal owned by Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen in the film sold for $7,800
Shelling out: The red and white chess set used by Bella and Edward came second in the high-ticket prices at $13,200
Before the auction, Brandon touted the two-day event as ‘the very first opportunity for Twi-hards to get their hands on this gear.’
He added: ‘As far as I’m aware no authentic Twilight material has ever been sold in the past.
‘Really it’s all been in storage since the studio stopped production when the last film came out about four years ago.’
The Twilight films, based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer, became a global phenomenon following the release of the first installment in 2008. A further four movies followed – New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Breaking Dawn – Part 2.