Did you hear the news? 23 years after their legendary ‘Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor’ auction in 1987 Sotheby’s is offering 20 pieces of the glittering collection up for sale again on November 10. Among the prized items is this diamond flamingo clip mounted by Cartier Paris featuring plumage set with emeralds, rubies and sapphires. This piece alone is estimated to sell for over 2 million US dollars, can you even imagine?! The video gave me goosebumps, watch it here.
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Sara Kate says
Oh heavens. I don’t need the video to have goosebumps, as those images are just divine. Can you imagine having that in your jewelry box waiting to make an appearance?
Dancing Branflake says
Oh, royalty jewels always makes my heart flutter!!!
I love flamingos. See, not all flamingos are tacky.
PS – Loved your Lonny picks.
Katie Armour says
Sara Kate — I imagine about these things all the time : )
Dancing Branflake — Same for me!!
Designstiles — Hah! So true, some flamingos are quite chic!
Oh my goodness, this is divine! I love its delicate little legs underneath all that bejeweled sparkle!
I’m reading a biography about her right now, and it sounds like she LOVED her jewels. With pieces like that, I can see why!
I saw this wonderful piece at Cartier’s exhibit in SF. It was truly amazing. The detailing is much more amazing in person..behind glass of course!
I too have a post on historic cartier jewelry – be sure to check it out here – http://widespreadlife.wordpress.com/
Incredible piece!!! Lots of major jewelry auctions this fall – stop by to see another amazing one tomorrow! :-)