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Friday, April 6, 2012
The Duchess of Windsor was a controversial figure thanks to her 2 previous failed marriages to American men. The King was in love and wanted to marry her so he abdicated the throne in December 1936. After abdicating, his title became the Duke of Windsor and he married Simpson six months later. Her title became the Duchess of Windsor.
The Duchess prided herself as being one of the best-dressed women in the world and with that came beautiful accessories and jewelry. She had a very large high-end jewelry collection which was sold at auction in 1987 after her death, for a reported 30 million pounds - $50 million US dollars.
This piece was aquired by a private collector at auction for 1.7 million pounds and has not been seen other that in replicated costume fashion jewelry. The flamingo Diamond Clip is truly a one of a kind piece of famous precious jewelry.
by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.