Marilyn Monroe’s Wedding Ring Hits Auction Block


marilyn monroe wedding ring to hit auction block
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Marilyn Monroe's wedding band from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio is up for grabs.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but friendship comes at a price.

Just ask Profiles in History, the California auction house that is selling the wedding ring from Marilyn Monroe's 1954 marriage to baseball great Joe DiMaggio for an estimated $300,000 to $500,000, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Monroe's platinum eternity band (shown left) featuring 35 baguette-cut diamonds (one of which is missing) was sold for $772,500 at a Christie's auction in 1999, suggesting it could draw in much more than expected.

The romantic token will be part of the same Hollywood memorabilia auction that will see bidders vying for a pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

Running December 15 to 17 (take note, Santa), the three-day auction will also include a nude painting of the blonde bombshell, which is expected to fetch between $70,000 and $90,000.

Marilyn Monroe Wedding Ring
Photo courtesy of Profiles in History
A closer look at the platinum wedding band.

Monroe appears to be a hot item of late. Her iconic white subway dress (which, ironically, is rumored to have created a rift in her marriage to DiMaggio) fetched $5.6 million at an auction earlier this year, while stills from her first-ever photo shoot will also hit the auction block in December.

Meanwhile, see Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe on the October cover of Vogue.

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