An engagement ring Roman Polanski gave to Sharon Tate before she was murdered by the Manson family in 1969 has been auctioned off … and has learned it raked in more than $21k.
The ring was surrounded in controversy — with Tate”s sister insisting it wasn”t Sharon”s “official” engagement ring — but rather an “unofficial symbol of her relationship” with Polanski.
The auction house later produced a letter signed by Polanski, contradicting Tate”s sister.
The controversy didn”t seem to matter when the ring hit the block at the GottaHaveRockandRoll.com auction — because the item sold for $21,260 … well over the $10,000 starting bid.
So far, the identity of the big winner has not been revealed.