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My grandfather played cards with John L. Sullivan and Mr. Sullivan lost that night. He pried diamonds out of the belt to pay his debt. My grandfather had the diamonds made into a ring for my grandmother. She did not know their origin until much later!
Hi Laura -- That is a great story! When the belt was collected, the donor had said John L. would sell the stones during hard times but we had never actually heard from anyone who received one of the stones! Thank you for sharing

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