Though she may have worn necklaces frequently in her youth, I don’t recall ever reading or seeing a portrait with mature M@ avec collar.
All of which makes the bauble pictured above such a rare treat. Comprised of pearls, diamonds and rubies, a necklace that ‘Toinette actually did own was auctioned off at Christie’s London. Valued between £350,000-400,000, the choker-length garland was part of the 2007 “Magnificent Jewellery Sale”. Aren’t they all magnificent?
Happy Hearts [champagne] Day! We love you all! Hope you enjoy the shiny bonbons.
- Tiara Time: the Peacock-Tail Ruby Parure (tiarasandtrianon.wordpress.com)