Got a spare $35 million? This blue diamond ring owned by a bouncy, curly-haired child star could be yours.
Temple had scores of fans as a curly-haired young star in the 1930s movies, including Bright Eyes, Heidi and Curly Top. Shirley Temple started acting at age 3, and her films were massive box-office hits in her childhood years. After stepping down from the silver screen, she enjoyed a long career in politics as US ambassador serving Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
A diamond ring that belonged to former child star is going up for auction next month at a starting price of $25 million and is expected to pass 35 Million! The auction house said the 9.54-carat "Fancy Deep Blue" ring was bought by Temple's father in 1940 for $7,210 around the time of the actress' 12th birthday. Talk about a return on investment.
Her family previously auctioned off a selection of Temple's costumes, scripts and a dress she wore at the 1935 Oscars. Last month costumes worn by her nearly 80 years ago were sold to the highest bidder. The costumes, which include the iconic red and white polka-dot dress the then six-year-old wore in her breakthrough role in the 1934 film Stand Up And Cheer, had been locked away in a vault at her home for 75 years. Shirley Temple died at the age of 85 of natural causes two years ago but her movies and important role she played lives on today.
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