Fellows Auctioneers to sell ring of Rat Pack star

Fellows Auctioneers has announced that it is set to auction off the ring of Rat Pack star Sammy David Jr on 24 August.

The 10.75-carat yellow-brown diamond ring, set in yellow gold, was worn by David as he became the first African American to spend an evening in the White House.

David performed at The White House for “An Evening with Sammy Davis Jr”, organised by President Nixon in March 1973 while wearing the ring.

The ring is accompanied by a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America and has an estimate of £50,000-£70,000.

Lindsay Campbell, Fellows jewellery manager, said: “I’m delighted to have such a piece of music history in our Fine Jewellery auction. When you think of the events where Sammy Davis Jr wore this ring, it is no wonder that this ring has attracted such a lot of attention.

“As well as being a beautiful ring with a stunning diamond set in it, the fact that it is being sold with the photo album means that it is a unique piece of memorabilia which I am sure will be highly coveted by music enthusiasts.”

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