Saturday, 29 September 2012

The Sparkle of Brooke Astor

The Art and Jewellery Collection from the Estate of the philanthropist, Brooke Astor
raked in $18.8 million this week, according to Sotheby's.
Proceeds go to her favourite charities including the
New York Public Library,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
 and the Animal Medical Centre.
A spectacular and beautiful collection of jewels.
The Engagement ring, 22.84ct Emerald
Emerald, Diamond and Platinum Bulgari Necklace
A Platinum, Diamond, Emerald and Sapphire Cartier Bracelet
A Platinum, Diamond, Emerald and Enamel Boucheron Brooch
The Van Cleef & Arpels Lion Brooch
Featuring 8 carats of Yellow Diamonds,
the eyes are Rubies,
the nose is Enamel
and the branch is Coral.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Bejewelled Indian Elephant
 images Sotheby's
"Money is like manure; it's not worth a thing unless it's spread around"
Brooke Astor's life motto.
The Collection can be viewed at Sotheby's

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