By Ashley-Jo Marques, CNN Business
In addition to all that money Hunter Biden brings to his family’s charitable foundation, he sure does love some bling.
And the jeweller has set his sights on it, offering to sell it, for the princely sum of $30 million.
Atticus Goldsmith, the New York-based high-end jeweler that Berman announced his offer to sell, is a lifestyle brand with rare pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and other renowned houses.
The offer was issued as a contribution to the Biden family charity, the Biden Foundation.
“The allure of diamonds is difficult to resist and us for our incredible diamond pieces that will benefit the Biden Foundation,” Berman told CNNMoney, explaining that she has made similar offers in the past.
“It is obvious from talking to him that he loves diamonds,” she said. “I think he admires the ruggedness of diamonds and the feminine femininity of diamonds. More money than God.”
Hunter and Vice President Joe Biden’s foundation operates like a private foundation, but manages to raise a significant portion of the money needed to sustain the charitable operation, according to a spokesperson for the foundation.
“Hunter is a longtime philanthropist and works with Atticus Goldsmith each year at the Third Annual Art of Giving Gala to provide a source of income to sustain the work of our foundation,” The spokesperson said.
The call to sell the diamond comes as Hunter Biden spent a third day since his daughter found her lifeless body in the basement of their home, NBC News reported, citing a law enforcement source.
“Overwhelmed with the thought of having to make that call, his mind remained on his daughter and how desperately he wanted to know what happened,” the spokesperson said, adding that it is “hard to know where one starts and where the other ends.”