HONOLULU — A necklace with the likeness of Harry Potter, one of the most famous fictional characters, has sold for nearly $8 million on eBay, a record for a Harry Potter item.
The jewelry, a bronze necklace made from marble and a gold chain with an intricate pattern, is the third-most valuable Harry Potter-related item on the site, behind a necklace made of marble and gold and a Harry Potters necklace.
It is the highest-selling item on Etsy, the largest online marketplace for handmade, vintage and collectible items.
The sale came just weeks after a similar auction for a similar item on a site called Etsy, but eBay says it sold out faster than that.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage had to spend $12,000 on the necklace for it to go on sale, with a $7,500 asking price.
The necklace has a stone ring with a ruby-and-platinum chain on the outside and a silver chain in the center.
Dinklages friends and family said he had been planning to get it for years and had even bought the necklace in China.
He wore it on his head when he and his wife, actress Sophie Turner, went on a trip to London.
“I have this thing that I can’t do without, so it’s kind of a gift for me,” he said.
“I’m really proud of it.
It was such a fun thing to wear.
I thought it was just going to be a necklace and I wasn’t going to wear it with my hair.”