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"Celine always wore a red garnet ring. On the large side. Larger than life, like Celine herself."
―Dick McColl

Celine Henry's Garnet Ring is a piece of evidence featured in L.A. Noire, it is referneced in "The Red Lipstick Murder" case.

Background

Garnet is a cluster of crystallized minerals and is commonly used for jewelry. The word "garnet" is derived from the the 14th century middle English word "gernet", translating to "dark red", hence garnet is named so for it's appearance.

Celine Axford was given a large garnet ring as present from Dick McColl, one of her boyfriends during her years as a famous aviator. A large, expensive and distinct piece of jewelry, Celine continued to wear it even after separating from McColl and even while married to Jacob Henry. McColl would see the ring as a symbol of his long lasting attraction and affections for Celine, ironically Jacob never knew the origin of her ring.

Events of L.A. Noire

Celine was brutally murdered by the Black Dahlia Killer, her body was later found stripped naked and her murder was investigated by Detectives Cole Phelps and Rusty Galloway. During the investigation Phelps examined Celine's body, her hand indicated that a ring was forcibly removed and stolen. Phelps questioned McColl and Jacob about the ring and eventually arrested Alonzo Mendez for Celine's murder, however he failed to find Celine's ring.

Later while following clues left behind by the Black Dahlia Killer, Phelps visited the L.A. County Art Museum and proceeded to work his way through the garden maze. Phelps successfully reached the astrolabe sphere in the maze's center, finding another excerpt of the Shelly Poem along with Celine's ring, confirming that Mendez was not the true killer.

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