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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DIANA FELL GILMORE

Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring, Whitehouse Brothers
Estimation
50 00070 000
Lot. Vendu 68,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
56

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DIANA FELL GILMORE

Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring, Whitehouse Brothers
Estimation
50 00070 000
Lot. Vendu 68,750 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring, Whitehouse Brothers
Centering a round diamond weighing 8.23 carats, framed by sapphires, further accented by baguette diamonds weighing approximately .20 carat, size 8½, with maker's mark; circa 1910.
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Description

Accompanied by GIA report no. 2173441495 stating that the diamond is K, Faint Brown Color, VS1 clarity.

The history of this ring begins in Battle Creek, Michigan where William I. Fell created the Michigan Carton Company. Founded at the behest of Fell's friend W.K. Kellogg of Kellogg Cereals, the company specialized in cardboard boxes. It was around this time that the ring was purchased and given to Mr. Fell's wife, Frances G. Fell. It was later given to their granddaughter, Diana Gilmore, matriarch of American auto racing and the first woman allowed into the pits at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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