Hugh Hefner’s 25-year-old former fiancee has sold the engagement ring he gave her for almost half the price.

The former Playmate called off the wedding in June, days before she was due to walk down the aisle with the 85-year-old Playboy founder.

The pair are pictured here in happier times.

Harris listed the 3.39 carat ring on an auction website. According to gossip website TMZ, it sold for just over $46,000 in New York City this week.

Hefner had apparently originally forked out almost $88,000 for the jewellery.

However, the ring did better than auctioneers had predicted, who set the value between around $19,500 and $29,000.

Earlier this month, Hefner reportedly said he had no hard feelings about the auction.

“I got the dog, she got the ring,” he laughed. “I got the best of it.”

Hefner’s good humour is in spite of a series of public disses aimed at him by the young blonde.

Soon after Harris backed out of the nuptials, she appeared on US shock jock Howard Stern’s radio show and slammed his skills in the sack.

“It lasted like about two seconds,” she told Stern. “I just, like, walked away. I am not turned on by Hef. Sorry.”

She also claimed to have never seen the octogenarian naked, as she revealed: “Hef doesn’t really take off his clothes.”

Hefner apparently now has two new young, blonde girlfriends.