AUCTION – Engagement ring Warren Beatty gave to Dame Joan Collins comes to Bonhams London Jewels Sale


The engagement ring Warren Beatty gave to Dame Joan Collins will be offered at Bonhams London Jewels sale on Wednesday 27 April at New Bond StreetLondon. The David Webb cultured pearl and diamond engagement ring has an estimate of £5,000-7,000.



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Joan Collins began dating the then unknown actor Warren Beatty in 1959. The pair became engaged a year later, but their relationship ended after 18 months and they were never married. 

Speaking in her autobiography Passion for Life (2013), Joan said of Beatty; “The last time I saw him was at a Hollywood screening. All charm, he told my husband Percy: ‘I still love this woman.’ ‘Thanks for telling me,’ said Percy, playfully challenging him. Now Warren’s happily married to Annette Bening, we kiss and hug whenever we bump into each other and spout protestations of how we must get together for dinner. Since this is Hollywood, where talk is cheap, I doubt it will ever happen.”