Randolph Turpin Middleweight Champion of the World diamond ring

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Randolph Turpin Middleweight Champion of the World diamond ring

Sold for £ 5,880 (US$ 7,132) inc. premium
Randolph Turpin Middleweight Champion of the World diamond ring
A diamond encrusted 14c gold signet ring designed as a boxing ring, made for Randolph Turpin in commemoration of him becoming Middleweight Champion of the World against Sugar Ray Robinson in 1951, and believed to have been presented to him in Madison Square Gardens, New York. The head of square form centered by 9 square cut diamonds, the edges of the square engraved with the words 'Randolph Turpin, World Champion' and a small post at each corner topped with a round diamond, one side with a pair of boxing gloves encrusted with 15 diamonds each with three inset above the gloves, 2 diamonds inset to the cuff of the gloves and 2 diamonds below, the other side with a punch ball design encrusted with 3 diamonds with a further 10 diamonds to the surround. Lot includes an insurance valuation of £15,000 which is available for inspection.
Ring weight 19.6 grams
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