Auctioneer Kevin Lee said he had to sell everything but his prized silver bracelet.
It’s one of his favorite items.
And he said he’s been bidding on it for almost 20 years.
He bought it for $1,400 in 1999, when the company owned by his father, J.P. Lee, was still a publicly traded company.
Lee said the bracelet is a collectible and was one of the first items Lee sold in a New York jewelry store in 2004.
He said the bracelets are rare and collectible.
“This bracelet is one of those things that I have always been very proud of,” Lee said.
“There’s not a lot of people that are going to get one.”
It took three years to sell the bracelet.
Lee was a guest at a New Year’s Eve party in 2009 and bought the bracelet, which had a silver band with a blue-and-white inscription that said “Made in America.”
He has a rare and precious collection of jewelry and watches and has been making his mark in the industry since 1994, when he was working for the New Orleans Saints.
He is the youngest winner of the auction.
His father bought the item for $300,000 in 2004, but it has never sold.
The bracelet is on display at the Tiffany & Barras auction house in New York, which is owned by the Tiffany family.
The auction house said the auction had about 50 items in the auction house’s inventory and it sold an average of 15,000 pieces per day.
Lee’s winning bid was $1 million.
The bracelets were sold by the auctioneer to a private collector.
Lee told The Associated Press the bracelet has a sentimental value and is among the items he has owned for more than a decade.
“It’s one that I can’t stop wearing,” he said.
He will be the only person to own the bracelet as it will be removed from the auction building on Feb. 11, 2019.
The bidding began at 2 p.m. at the auction room at the Westbury Center in New Orleans.
It ended with bids of more than $20 million.
It was the largest single auction at the mall and the largest of its kind in New Jersey.
Auctioneers were able to buy a total of 1,300 pieces of jewelry for a total price of more then $2 million.
That includes a gold necklace, a chain with a bracelet that has a gold chain link, a bracelet with a chain link and a bracelet, a diamond ring and a gold bracelet.