Friday, December 4, 2009

Sotheby's to Auction The Magnificent Jewels Collection

On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, Sotheby's of New York will have an auction called Magnificent Jewels. The auction is unique in that it reveals the collections of three fabulous women and the jewels that they wore - Lucia Moreira Salles, Linda Porter and Princess Nathalie Paley.

The jewels of the late Brazilian fashion model and philanthropist Lucia Moreira Salles are featured among a superb collection of natural pearls, precious stones. It includes timeless pieces Salles wore from Van Cleef & Arpels, Verdura, Cartier and Boucheron. Salles was Coco Chanel's exclusive house model in the 1960s.

One of the jewels from the collection of Linda Porter (Mrs. Cole Porter) is this fabulous turquoise and lapis lazuli belt buckle commissioned to Cartier and then gifted to her friend Princess Nathalie Paley.
Sotheby's has a wonderful video which discusses the history behind the jewels in this Magnificent Jewels collection. It is well worth the time to view and shows some photos of the jewels included in the upcoming auction.

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