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Sharon Tate

Jewelry From Grisly Murder

Up For Auction

11/22/2011 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Murdered actress Sharon Tate's engagement ring -- the one she was said to be wearing when she was stabbed to death by the Manson Family  -- can now be yours, TMZ has learned ... if you're willing to drop at least $10,000.

According to the auction house hocking the ring, Tate's husband -- director Roman Polanski -- removed it from her finger when he was identifying her body at the morgue. He proposed to her with it in 1967. 

For those who forget -- Sharon and her unborn child were brutally murdered in 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. Police were unable to determine a motive.

The ring hits the auction block on November 30th at GottaHaveRockandRoll.com ... along with a ton of other Hollywood and music memorabilia, including one of Madonna's bustiers and Justin Bieber's Super Bowl commercial jacket (below).

Check out the gallery below for more.
 
UPDATE: There are multiple stories that it was Roman Polanski's agent William Tennant -- and not Roman himself -- who identified Tate's body at the morgue. Roman was not in the country at the time.


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Miss Mary    

Ugly as hell ring.

876 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

TMZ, what do you mean that ¨"Police were unable to determine a motive" for the murder of Sharon Tate and others on that terrible day? It is well known that Charles Manson sent his followers to kill someone famous at random and stir up fear so that civil unrest --- even a race war --- would break out. C´mon, TMZ writers, stop taking pictures of half-naked people and reporting on Linsey Lohan´s every move ... and try to write half-way intelligent copy.

876 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

She was married to the molester...

876 days ago
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Annie     

No thank you.

876 days ago
5.

Lori    

I think the police meant they were unable to determine WHY Manson and his followers picked that house and killed those people. You know, aside from the fact that they were psychotic.

As for the ring... ugh. Selling that is in very poor taste unless maybe the proceeds go to charity. Maybe some center that "de-programs" people who have been in cults.

876 days ago
6.

Sondra    

What a tragic end & Such a sad story. I'm just wondering why Sharon's family removed the ring from her finger to begin with.

876 days ago
7.

Mae    

Um shouldn't this go to Sharon's sister? This is a little creapy!

876 days ago
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TJ    

The ring is CURSED! Very bad karma and violent energy.Interesting that the murderers didn't steal it??

876 days ago
9.

Gee Man    

hers's a link to the dark history of Laurel Canyon...which includes the Tate killings, the Beach boys, Jim Morrison and all your favourite actors and actresses... theirs lots to read some of you who go the site will have sore lips when your done.

876 days ago
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Gee Man    

Take two..heres's a link to the dark history of Laurel Canyon...which includes the Tate killings, the Beach boys, Jim Morrison and all your favourite actors and actresses... theirs lots to read some of you who go the site will have sore lips when your done.
http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/index.html
crazy shizzle

876 days ago
11.

John Tate    

This looks like the same ring which Debra Tate has previously said is fake. I even remember the fake had a missing stone. She said Sharon never owned anything so ugly. The story is also flakey because police would have already removed the ring from the body before Roman viewed it.

876 days ago
12.

Rachel    

I personally think the ring is unique but I would never purchase a ring that was on someone when they died, let alone brutally. These killings happened before my time so I'm not really familiar with them but killing a pregnant woman is very sad. As far as removing the ring and not burying it with the body, that's extremely common. I've heard from a "groundskeeper" himself that they have taken jewelry off of the bodies before they lower them into the ground. Realistically, the family is normally already gone at that point so there wouldn't be any witnesses.

876 days ago
13.

popo    

shame they didnt kill roman that no good pedophile s.o.b

876 days ago
14.

Kaffee    

If not destroyed, that ring should have been GIVEN AWAY to someone--NOT SOLD FOR PROFIT!! Disgusting.

876 days ago
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Alan Patierno    

The auction description said she was PROBABLY wearing this when she was killed- she was not! ALso- her father Paul Tate-not Roman Polanski- identified her body at the LA morgue.

876 days ago
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