It is no wonder that the jewelry fetched such a high price, since the collection celebrates the famous story of the king who gave up his throne for the woman that he loved.
Fast forward twenty-three years. Sotheby's will be offering twenty pieces formerly in the Collection of the Duchess at their November 30th auction in London. The
Sotheby's has a fabulous video on their website showing the original sale. They also have a catalog showing highlights of the collection.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Photos courtesy of Sotheby's.