Happy Birthday to Lucille Ball!

Lucille Ball, television pioneer and lover of fabulous jewelry would have turned 103 today.

 All decked out in pearls, c.1950.

All decked out in pearls, c.1950.

Back in 2007, Christie's auctioned off several pieces of jewelry from Ms. Ball's estate. Our favorite was this stunning star sapphire and diamond ring:

 From Christie's:  Set with a cabochon star sapphire within a two-tiered marquise-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum,

From Christie's: Set with a cabochon star sapphire within a two-tiered marquise-cut diamond surround, mounted in platinum,

The ring ended up selling for a whopping $34,000, more than double the high pre-sale estimate.

Cheers to a lady who kept it classy while keeping her sense of humor!