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A Star's Star: Shirley Temple's Diamond


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Today Sotheby’s is auctioning off Shirley Temple’s blue diamond ring as a part of their Magnificent Jewels Exhibition. It was given to the child star by her father for her 12th birthday and the premiere of her movie “The Blue Bird”. He purchased the ring in 1940 for just $7,200. It’s estimated value today is somewhere between $25,000,000 and $35,000,000. Shirley Ring2

Shirley Temple had an illustrious career, not just as a movie star, but as a representative in international politics. She was appointed by president Nixon as the U.S. representative to the United Nations from 1969-1970; and was the U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia for several years.

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The Temple Blue Diamond is a lovely cushion cut deep blue stone. It is a 9.54 carat diamond surrounded bu four rows of baguette diamonds.

 

Sources:

Article Title

Shirley Temple Biography

Author

Biography.com Editors

Website Name

The Biography.com website

URL

http://www.biography.com/people/shirley-temple-9503798

Access Date

April 16, 2016

Publisher

A&E Television Networks

Original Published Date

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Sotheby’s Lot Information:
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