Gloria Swanson’s Ring to be Auctioned by Christie’s

Christie’s Paris Jewels Department will auction a
rectangular-cut 5.1 ct. diamond ring that once belonged to Sunset Boulevard star Gloria Swanson May 23.


Photo courtesy of Christie’s

Swanson was the highest paid actress in Hollywood by the
1920s; she reportedly made and spent more than $8 million in the
decade. Swanson was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Sadie
Thompson
in 1928.

Swanson was known also as a big jewelry fan: Her
annual jewelry budget was said to be $500,000.

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