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Shirley Temple's blue diamond ring goes up for auction

Shirley Temple's blue diamond ring goes up for auction

Sotheby's is pulling some nostalgic heartstrings as the auction house markets the sale of a blue diamond ring that belonged to the late Shirley Temple Black.

The child star received the 9.54-carat fancy deep blue diamond ring as a gift from her father, according to the auction house, sometime around her 12th birthday. That fell a few weeks before the release of her 1940 film "The Blue Bird." Sotheby's is calling the ring the star of its April 19 "Magnificent Jewels" auction. 

When Temple was 22 she discovered the...

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