Lot 319
  • 319

Magnificent and Rare Platinum, Fancy Deep Blue Diamond and Diamond Ring

25,000,000 - 35,000,000 USD
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  • colored diamond, diamond, platinum, gold
The cushion modified brilliant-cut Fancy Deep Blue diamond weighing 9.54 carats, flanked by four rows of baguette diamonds weighing approximately .40 carat, size 5¾; 1940. Together with an alternate mounting, composed of 18 karat gold and platinum, designed as two interlocking bands, size 5½, signed Tiffany & Co.; 1972.

For additional information on the life and legacy of Shirley Temple, and the rarity of the Shirley Temple Blue Diamond, please view the PDF of the printed catalogue available on sothebys.com.


Formerly From the Collection of Shirley Temple Black. Shirley's father, George Temple, gifted this ring to his then 12-year old daughter in 1940 at the completion of her film The Blue Bird.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by GIA report no. 5171186027 stating that the diamond is Fancy Deep Blue, Natural Color, VVS2 clarity. Together with the original working diagram stating that the diamond may be potentially Internally Flawless. Also with a letter from the GIA speaking to the rarity of Fancy Deep Blue diamonds.

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