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The Extraordinary Story of Grace Kelly's Two Engagement Rings

However, it’s just a placeholder for the real thing. That same month, the bride-to-be began filming High Society, her last film before her wedding and had to give up acting. In the film, Cole Porter’s musical comedy Philadelphia Story , Kelly plays wealthy socialite Tracy Lord ), she must choose between three very different love interests.

Frank Sinatra and Kelly, she was seen wearing a second engagement ring, on the set of High Society.

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Engaged to the rich but sullen George Lord (played by John Lund) throughout the movie Wearing a show-stealing ring, its center stone is elegantly flanked by a pair of tapered baguettes. This is not a movie prop. It turned out to be the real deal, as it was presented to Kelly by Prince Rainier himself. “We have pictures of them gazing in the windows of the Cartier boutique on rue de la Paix [in Paris],” said Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, heritage and style. “I don’t know if they’re married or engaged, but maybe they’re choosing the ring.” He added that the jeweler’s files documented the ring’s transfer from Paris to the Monaco store.

However, the diamond ended up on Kelly’s ring finger, and it ended up being the star on the big screen. In one scene, Bing Crosby, who plays Tracy’s ex-husband in the film, jokes about its size. In another scene, Kelly’s character polishes a boulder on a seat cushion, then lies back admiring it.



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