Dame Joan Collins’ engagement rings to be auctioned – JCK

You might recognize Dame Joan Collins as the English actress who played roles in Dynastythe Batman TV seriesthe star trek 1960s series, and more, but also for its romantic history (it’s Hollywood, after all). Married five times and engaged six times, she collected a few rings along the way. Today, two of her earliest engagement rings (actor Warren Beatty in 1960 and singer-songwriter Anthony Newley in 1963) are up for auction in London jewelry from Bonhams sale April 27.

Joan Collins David Webb Ring
Joan Collins engagement ring by Warren Beatty (also pictured top) with cultured pearl and 1.2 cts. two brilliant-cut diamonds, estimated between £5,000 and £7,000 ($6,500 and $9,000); David Webb

A textured domed ring encrusted with cultured pearls and diamonds, the Collins ring by Beatty was created by none other than jeweler David Webb. It was given to her in the couple’s New York apartment “filled with Jewish delights”, according to Collins, which included his favorite dish, chopped liver. “He must have known I would consume this first, so imagine my surprise when I found this massive ring inside the container as I greedily poured myself a spoonful,” she said, according to Bonhams. After their engagement, Collins wore the ring while filming the religious image Esther and the king“since he [fit] with biblical costumes.

Joan Collins diamond ring
Joan Collins engagement ring by Anthony Newley with a 1.01 ct. pear cut diamond and 4.3 cts. two marquise-cut diamonds, estimated between £6,000 and £8,000 ($7,800 and $10,400)

After just 18 months together, Collins and Beatty called off the wedding, and shortly after that, the actress was engaged to Newley, who proposed a pear-shaped diamond surrounded by marquise-cut diamonds. “Shortly after, I told him that I had never had any diamonds. It was my first diamond ring,” Collins said. A seven-year marriage and two children later, Collins and Newley have decided to go their separate ways. After that, she had a marriage of more than 10 years and another child with film producer Ron Kass, followed by a two-year marriage with Swedish singer Peter Holm. Currently, she’s married to Hollywood producer Percy Gibson (whom she married in 2002), but that engagement ring is the one she’s keeping!

(All photos courtesy of Bonhams)

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