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Auction House

Sharon Tate Ring Is LEGIT,

We Have Proof

11/23/2011 8:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The auction house behind the controversial Sharon Tate "engagement ring" tells TMZ ... it has written confirmation from Roman Polanski verifying the authenticity of the jewelry ... and claims it WILL NOT yank the item from the auction block.

TMZ broke the story ... Sharon's sister Debra insisted the ring wasn't Sharon's "official" engagement ring -- and also claimed it was NOT on her finger the night she was murdered by the Manson family.

But a rep for the auction house tells us, "It was speculated that the ring was on Sharon Tate's finger at the time of death but never confirmed so we do not dispute Tate's sister Debra's claim."

The rep adds, "We do, however, have photographic proof of Tate wearing the ring (seen above) and written confirmation from Roman Polanski stating that this was, in fact, the engagement ring that he gifted to his then-fiancee, Sharon Tate."

"Gotta Have It! along with the consigner are 100% confident in the authenticity of the ring. There are no plans to pull the ring from the Gotta Have Rock and Roll Pop Culture auction as the consigner, who maintains ownership of the ring, is committed to its sale."

Currently, the ring is scheduled to hit the auction block on November 30.


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The question isn't that it was in fact her ring, the issue is they big selling point they are using is she had it on when she was murdered.

Sharon had issues with her hands being swollen early in the pregnancy. I have seen photos where the ring she had on was seriously too tight and she was maybe 3 to 4 months along. She was what, 8 months pregnant when she was murdered? No way that thing fit on her finger then.

If they want to sell the ring, sell it but don't bill it as "The ring she had on when she was murdered"

1032 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Engagement ring??? So why is she wearing it on her little finger?

1032 days ago


She totally looks like Gaga in this picture...

1032 days ago


Yeah I would believe a child rapist. This piece of **** should be in prison

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1032 days ago

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

The sellers are now saying that "it was speculated" that Sharon Tate was wearing this ring when she was murdered???? Why don´t they just come out and say that THEY planned to jack up the price of the ring by associating it with this poor woman´s violent death? What ghouls. I wish the TMZ staff would find out the names of these sellers and publish them.

1032 days ago


I could never buy something that belong to a murder victim. it just seems like bad luck to have something from someone who suffered a terrible fate. lovely actress though, actress's these days can't compare to those from the 50's and 60's.

1031 days ago


Other than the weirdness of that ring being an "engagement" ring, and of the current photo showing several stones missing, I think I remember something from Vince Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter." My recollection is that Tate had stopped wearing all of her rings including her wedding ring at that point in her pregnancy due to swelling in her hands.

1031 days ago


Since when does an engagement ring have to be a diamond. My engagement ring is an amethyst and our wedding bands have opal inlay. Amethyst for my husband's birthday, opals for mine.

Anyone still buying into that engagement rings must be diamonds is being silly.

Debra Tate has been riding her sister's coattails and trying to make money off her estate since Sharon was murdered. She's a bit of a whackaloon.

1031 days ago


mikka: 11 hours ago

If I m not wrong the gem is OPAL ... something that many jewelery makers REFUSE TO USE cause it s considered A CURSED GEM

Actually, the only thing with opals is that it is unlucky to wear an opal unless you were born in the month of October. (urban legend)

And to those comparing Sharon Tate to not-really-a-lady gag gag, please. Sharon looks better as a corpse than that hag does on her best day.

1031 days ago

George Vreeland Hill    

Sharon Tate's sister has said that Sharon did in fact own the ring.
Only the police, coroner or Roman Polanski would know for sure if Sharon was wearing the ring at the time of her death.

George Vreeland Hill

1030 days ago


the original police report states that personal property removed from miss tate was " a yellow metal wedding band and gold ear rings."

1020 days ago
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