Rodolfo Valentino Loved Luxury

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One of the most notible silent film actors was Rodolfo Valentino.  Known as the “Latin Lover”, he lived a very extravagant lifestyle.  One such extravagance was his jewellery, especially his sapphire ring.

The ring had a green sapphire set in a platinum.  The face of the sapphire has an intaglio image of a battle scene.  Valentino can be seen wearing this ring in The Eagle (United Artists, 1925), A Sainted Devil (Paramount, 1924) and Cobra (Paramount Pictures, 1925). The ring was put up for auction with an estimated value or $!%,000-$20,000.  It was sold for $18,750.

 

Rudolph Valentino ring