In case you missed this episode, here’s the lowdown:
Pawn shop owner Rick Harrison was approached by a man holding an ornate gold ring, and ready to give an elaborate story behind it. The ring, embellished by a devil’s face and ruby eyes, he said, had been in his mother’s possession for forty years. Why? Well, the seller continued with a tale of how his mom was entrusted by people of authority to hide the ring so other underworld factions would not shed blood over it. Apparently, as he explained further, the ring signified being a ‘boss’.
Well, being that Rick Harrison’s pawn shop is in Las Vegas, as is The Mob Museum, an expert was called in to examine the piece.
Basically, there wasn’t much to go on. The expert asked questions such as; Any documentation? Any photos? Anything to corroborate the story?
As you can imagine… aside from the seller’s fascinating story… there was nothing else to prove this ring had anything to do with Luciano.
Rick Harrison had to decline making an offer for the item.
Here’s the VIDEO on Huffington Post!
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Christian Cipollini is a freelance entertainment & mob history writer, Co-Founder of Knokaround Apparel, and author of Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story