Marilyn Monroe's wedding ring joins auction
Marilyn Monroe pictured at her Englefield Green home in 1956.
September 29th, 2011
01:13 PM ET

Marilyn Monroe's wedding ring joins auction

One lucky lady may get one heck of a holiday gift this year. Marilyn Monroe’s diamond wedding band from Joe DiMaggio will be auctioned in December, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The platinum eternity band set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds will be sold through auction house Profiles in History, and will be included in December’s Hollywood icons sale.

The ring is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.

Baseball great DiMaggio gave the bling to Monroe at their January 14, 1954 civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. They divorced less than a year later.

Other items to be auctioned in the sale include Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” - estimated at $2 million to $3 million - and an original nude painting of Monroe.

The auction house will be announcing more items shortly, as well as the location of the sale, which is taking place December 15-17.


soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. belleidiamonds

    WOW ! ITS SO BEAUTIFUL RING .
    This is nice blog and great video .Thanks for sharing this post , I like your post.
    Cathedral Engagement Rings

    June 2, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Your husbands big weiner is tastyLicious

    They should auction off Bobby Kennedys coffin and corpse. I bet it would bring at least 50 cent. Rot in hell Kennedys!!

    October 3, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Giggles

    who cares about any of this the shoes or the ring the WIZ was the best one anyway.

    October 3, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. MI MI

    Marilyn,
    She had so much talent ,no comparison to any one today .She will always be with us for all time to come.A true symbol .Not a trash queen like we see today.Hollywood has lost it's touch.

    October 1, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. love ms monroe

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmv2Rqm5poE&w=640&h=390]

    September 30, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Big Bushy Mustache

    Marilyn supported gay marriage and so should you.

    September 30, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. butterfly888

    @ Mary – "That Marilyn Lady"? Wow, how old am I?? I thought Marilyn Monroe was and still is a household name. Bettter, yet, how old are you? ;)

    September 30, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Peace

    Being a total fan of oz, I would love to have the ruby slippers! Since I know that will never hap, I'd settle for just seeing them! ;)

    September 29, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anomic Office Drone

    She really was beautiful.

    September 29, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joinni

    @mary ...yes that sleezy tang that im dating has a habit of doin tht offten. showin it all 4 the world

    September 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Doctor Dradle

    Its them dang juus up to no good again. Talkin about doodie and stuff.

    September 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MadCityBabe

    Looks like the poo squad is out in full force today

    September 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mary

    My mom said that Marilyn lady was the Snookie of her day. Always hiking up her skirt and showing privates and stuff.

    September 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |

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