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Jewelry Owned by Sammy Davis Jr. Goes Under the Hammer

Bonhams will offer five lots including diamond rings worn by the iconic entertainer
Sammy Davis Jr. Jewelry Bonhams
Credit: Bonhams + Bill Ragan / shutterstock.com

Bonhams California Jewels sale, scheduled for July 20, will auction diamond jewelry that belonged to Sammy Davis Jr., IDEX Online reports.

 

Bonhams jewelry auction house
Credit: Alex Millauer / shutterstock.com

 

Bonhams will offer five lots which belonged to the iconic American singer, actor and comedian, among them a gold and diamond solitaire ring estimated at $30,000-$40,000; a Fancy brown diamond ring estimated at $7,000-9,000; and an 18k bi-color gold, diamond and enamel monogram necklace estimated at $6,000-$8,000.

 

Bonhams auction house Epiris
Credit: Bonhams

 

According to the report, in 1967 Davis “became the first black man to be featured on the cover of GQ, wearing a tailored ensemble and a large gold ring”.



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