Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Aww, Crystal Pawns Hef's Ring

Crystal Harris selling $90,000 three-carat engagement ring from Hugh Hefner
Crystal Harris may not have become Mrs. Hugh Hefner, but she's hoping to still profit. The Playboy beauty who called off her wedding to Hef, 85, just days before their June 18 wedding, is looking to sell off her $90,000 engagement ring

Harris, 25, stepped into Prospect Jewelers in La Jolla, Calif., to have the three-carat bauble appraised, presumably so she can sell it, reports TMZ. When the store's owner questioned the blonde about the cut and clarity of the diamond, she had no clue and called the Playboy Mansion -- on speakerphone.
I really think she missed a chance for some additional publicity by not taking this ring to Pawn Stars  in Vegas.  I mean, come on, I can imagine Chumley drooling and looking stupider than usual, Rick drooling, but still driving a hard bargain (the kick back from the History Channel can make up the difference), Grandpa trying (unsuccessfully) to keep the horde chivalrous, and Corey, desperately  trying to get a signed copy of her centerfold (Dec. 2009 if you have forgotten) so he can run off to the boy's room.  They could use a whole episode just on this.  Good publicity for all concerned.
But don't feel bad for jilted Hef. The TMZ source adds that when the store's owner told Harris he was sorry about the wedding being called off, she replied, "Are you kidding? It was all for publicity."
Shocked, I'm shocked that it was all for publicity...

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