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Usher Bids $80,000 on Photo at N.Y.C. Auction, Loses to Lorraine Schwartz

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Usher Bids $80,000 on Photo at N.Y.C. Auction, Loses to Lorraine Schwartz

Originally posted 10/31/2013 06:30AM

Usher isn't afraid to cough up dough for charity.

The singer bid $80,000 on a Richard Avedon photograph at the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Angel Ball in New York City on Tuesday night. But unfortunately for him, that wasn't enough!

Celebrity jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, who designed Kim Kardashian's engagement sparkler, outbid the hit maker and forked over $85,000 for the piece.

And it was all for a good cause. Money from the auction will help fund cancer research, and celebs all came out to support the foundation.

Credit: Courtesy Lorraine Schwartz (2)
Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and More Wear Jewelry Created by Pediatric Cancer Patients

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and More Wear Jewelry Created by Pediatric Cancer Patients

Originally posted 02/20/2013 07:55AM

The superstars show off the gorgeous custom jewelry created for them by Lorraine Schwartz, with help from talented young "co-designers"

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