She was one of Hollywood’s most famous child actors in her time, and was most notably Hollywood’s number one box office star in the 1930s. In adulthood, she shed her glamorous Hollywood celebrity image to become another kind of superstar in the world of politics, where she was a diplomat.
Now, the late Shirley Temple’s rare blue diamond ring will be hitting the auctions, according to auctioneer Sotheby. The ‘Fancy Deep Blue’ is valued at an estimate of $25 million to $35 million, and will be auctioned at a starting bid of $25 million in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on April 19.
The dazzling, cushion-cut 9.54-carat diamond ring was acquired by Temple’s father back in 1940 around the actress’ 12th birthday and also in time for the completion of The Blue Bird, which she starred in. Then worth $7,210, the diamond ring has remained with the legendary icon until her death in 2014.
Source: luxury-insider.com Photos: Sotheby