12.02.2010

WALLIS SIMPSON'S JEWELS FETCH $12.5 MILLION


 
Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet 1952

A set of jewels once owned by American socialite Wallis Simpson -- the woman who wooed King Edward VIII from the British throne and became the Duchess of Windsor -- fetched nearly $12.5 million at auction late Tuesday.

Cartier onyx and diamond panther bracelet from 1952

All the jewels once belonged to the duchess and Edward, who abdicated to marry the twice-divorced 40-year-old in 1937 and became the Duke of Windsor. Sotheby's would not disclose the identity of the seller.



Close Up of Jaguar Bracelet


 











Cartier flamingo diamond clip from 1940





Portrait of Duchess of Windsor American Wallis Simpson

Portrait dated 1930's of American-born Wallis Simpson. A collection of exceptional jewels belonging to King Edward VIII and Simpson, the woman he abdicated the throne for in a crisis which shook the monarchy, fetched almost eight million pounds

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2 comments:

Stephanie Stewart Morgan said...

I love Wallis

RetroKimmer said...

Oh Me too! I am gearing up for the royal wedding!

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