Thursday, March 15, 2012

Huguette Clark's Jewels

The death of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark on May 24, 2011 created an ownership issue for most of her belongings as well as her massive fortune. 

Going up for auction via Christie's New York on April 17 are the following items:

The pink cushion cut diamond, likely given to Clark by her mother, is estimated at $6-$8 million. The emerald cut diamond is estimated at $2-$3 million.

These two diamond bracelets were worn by Clark in her last-known photo (above), taken in 1930. The diamond and emerald bracelet is valued between $20,000 and $30,000; the other is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000. 

Diamond, ruby, and sapphire American flag brooch designed by Cartier and a multi-gem bracelet features 10 dangling ornaments, including an elephant, two lovers on a bench, and an angel. This Cartier designed bracelet is valued between $20,000-$30,000. 

Clark's sister, Andress is pictured in the onyx, turquoise, and diamond frame on the right and the art deco crystal clock, left, is valued at $15,000-$20,000.

Also up for sale are three Manhattan apartments and this gem below in Connecticut which apparently has sat empty and unoccupied for 30 years. 

Two conflicting wills ensconce the division of Clark's assets in drama. 


- Grace

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