Thanks for giving our bloggers the opportunity to dispel any notions that this was some kind of sleazy enterprise. Far from it in fact. However, it was never an auction - the post on Jewlicious doesn't mention an auction, it doesn't now and it never has.
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills around 30 Yemeni civilians (Reuters)
from the article: 'Jewlicious' bloggers answer criticism over auctioned dates