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Elizabeth Taylor's owned and worn 18kt gold opal cocktail ring that she wore during the production on of her iconic film "Cleopatra."

Provenance: The ring originally came from the collection of a man who worked at several Hollywood movie studios, including 20th Century Fox, starting in the 1940s. He worked as both an on set assistant as well as an assistant in the prop and wardrobe departments. According to his daughter, he posed for photographs with some of the biggest Hollywood stars that he worked with on many films including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and many more. He was always looking for souvenirs on the movie lots and over time he accrued a large collection of items that had been left behind, including props, photographs, movie posters and items personally owned and used by the stars. According to his notes, Elizabeth Taylor gave her opal cocktail ring to a young lady who was working as an assistant in the makeup department at 20th Century Fox during the production of "Cleopatra." Elizabeth took a liking to the young lady and gave her the ring as it no longer fit her finger. The young woman subsequently gave the ring to her fellow employee, the daughter's father, who the brought it home and saved it in his collection. After he passed away the collection was inherited by his daughter and she subsequently asked antiques dealer and appraiser Jay Baxter who has worked in the field for the past 20 years and is a graduate of CAGA, to authenticate and appraise the collection. Baxter viewed her father's photographs, work papers and credentials in order to verify the full authenticity of the collection. He subsequently purchased some items from the collection, including this ring.

Size: 5.5. Condition: Very Good

Authenticity: Letter of authenticity from Jay Baxter and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity.
Elizabeth Taylor "Cleopatra" Owned and Worn 18kt Gold Opal Cocktail Ring
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