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Twilight props sell for over £615k at auction

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Twilight props sell for over £615k at auction

Props featured in the 'Twilight Saga' films have raised more than £615,000 at auction.

The Prop Store in Los Angeles put up a total of 874 items from the vampire love story series - which starred Kristen Stewart as Bella Swann, Robert Pattinson as handsome blood-sucker Edward Cullen and Taylor Lautner as his werewolf rival Jacob Black - up for sale as part of a two-day auction held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood last weekend.

Among the items sold were Bella and Edward's chess set, which fetched £10,700, Bella's meadow costume which sold for £6,820, a Cullen House graduation cap display which banked £8,275 and Edward's journal which somebody paid £6,330 for.

The most popular lot was the engagement ring worn by Kristen for her role as Bella in the franchise.

In the plot it was a band that belonged to Edward's mother's and the ring he used to propose to Bella.

The ring is made from 14 karat gold with a rhodium finish and holds a 69 cubic zirconia - a diamond replacement - within an oval pave.

The unique piece was valued at £4,000 but it eventually sold for over £13,000 when it went under the hammer.

The engagement ring is "set up in a satin black ring box with black plastic beads decorating the border along with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity."

Speaking about the auction, Brandon Alinger, representing The Prop Store, said:

The final total of the sale was £615,412 and Brandon Alinger, representing The Prop Store, was not surprised the auction did so well.

Alinger said: "As far as I'm aware no authentic Twilight material has ever been sold in the past. Really, it's all been in storage since the studio stopped production when the last film came out about four years ago."

The 'Twilight Saga' films are based on the novels by Stephenie Meyer. They became a global success following the release of the first movie in 2008. A further four movies followed; 'New Moon', 'Eclipse', 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1' and 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2'.

The whole series netted more than £2.43 billion at the global box office.