Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Liberace Museum: Rings and Things


Grand Piano Ring
gift from Barron Hilton (Hilton hotels).
18k yellow gold, 232 diamonds, with ivory and black jade piano keys.


Candelabra Ring
One of Liberace's famous rings. A gift from William Harrah of Harrah's Hotel in Lake Tahoe, NV.
18k white gold ring, platinum candelabra, 34 diamonds


Piano Watch
Gift from Seymour Heller, his business manager, to commemorate 25 years in show business.
18k yellow gold, 247 diamonds


Blue Topaz Ring
Liberace purchased the large emerald cut blue topaz and had it set as a "pinky" ring.
18k yellow gold, 450k blue topaz, 151 diamonds, 40 sapphires.
one of the few if only ring that Liberace bought, most were gifts, featured in a video here

Record Turntable Ring
gift from a diamond manufacturing company in Chicago.
14k yellow gold, 30 color treated diamonds, 1 onyx


L Script Pendant with Piano Player
used by Liberace to adorn many of his ties.
18k yellow gold, 81 diamonds


"Baby Boy" Poodle Ring
gift from John Ascuaga, owner of the Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV.
Modeled after Liberace's favorite dog, a poodle named "Baby Boy."
14k yellow gold, 41 diamonds, 5 rubies, 2 emeralds


"People ask how I can play with all those rings
and I reply, 'very well thank you.' " -Liberace

4 comments:

  1. Soo amazing haha! I'm thinking I have to plan a heist at the museum! :P

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  2. Yeah, I posted the NYmag on Twitter the other day...
    I should probably update the post, right? :P
    Hopefully Lagerfeld's still interested in her. She still has the face.

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  3. Beautiful shots!

    Isn't it funny, how your trip to Vegas sparked off such early childhood memories... I'll have to ask my mom if she remembers, as my sister would be too young. I do remember him being really, really nice. I mean, it was hours, and granted, we were a captive audience, but he basically kept us in stitches the whole time. In a very generous spirited way. A really nice guy.

    Tell you what, -h, if I still haven't worn my boucle jacket by the time we come to Florida, I'll bring it for you! xx

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  4. Oooo the paino ring!! I can see someone like Alicia Keys rocking it.

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