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Re: The actors jade ring

Dear Michael,

Some interesting thoughts! First, even "back in the day," not everything found in a media account was always, shall we say, without possible "embellishment"? However, taken at face value, it sounds reasonable that the Toler ring episode did possibly happen. To find that a ring he had been told was jade was actually agate is interesting. Agate is a type of gemstone. The agate marbles you note were so-called, I imagine, because their coloration shared a resemblance.

Now, Toler, or the media, possibly sought an interesting connection between the two onscreen detectives. Warner Oland did consistently wear what appears to be a jade ring. This can be seen in many of the images we have available in our Gallery here at this site (take a look at a number of images from "Charlie Chan at the Race Track"). It appears, from grainy closeups I have looked at, that Oland's ring carries a carved Buddha image.

So, the "Mystery of the Jade Rings" continues...

Rush Glick

Re: The actors jade ring

Great. Oland wears such a ring on the photos.
So it was in fact his own ring, not a Charlie Chan ring.
And Toler had another one. Thanks

Re: The actors jade ring

You're welcome, Micheal!