The platinum eternity band that baseball legend Joe DiMaggio gave to Marilyn Monroe is going under the hammer. Just eight months after their wedding ceremony, the couple had separated amid a storm of jealous fights; two months later, the marriage was no more.
The New York Yankees star bought the eternity ring, set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds (one of the diamonds has been lost) ahead of the couple's wedding on 14 January, 1954.
The ring has a guide price of $300,000-$500,000, but experts say it will likely fetch a much higher number. Her white halterneck dress from the iconic scene where the skirt blows up around her waist sold for $5.2 million earlier this year.
Up for auction in the same collection is a 1948 to 1949 nude oil of Marilyn Monroe, painted by Earl Moran. The colorful artwork - which Marilyn praised as making her legs look 'wonderful,' is set to fetch $70,000 to $90,000.