The Exquisite Zipper Necklace

Have you ever wished for a ring or maybe a necklace made to your own design? In the 1930s, Wallis Simpson, the colorful Duchess of Windsor did just that and asked the French jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels to make her dream come true.

The Duchess’ unique design wasn’t actually produced until 1951, when Van Cleef & Arpels stunned the world with its iconic zipper necklace. Adorned with diamonds and jewels, its working golden zipper transforms the necklace into a stunning ...

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Liz Taylor Auction

Liz Taylor with pearlsElizabeth Taylor was known for her acting, her beauty, her glamorous lifestyle, including eight marriages, her activism, and her passion for jewelry. Her 2002 book, My Love Affair with Jewelry, documents her collection, reportedly worth over $150 million at her death last March.

From Dec3-7, 2011, Christie’s in New York auctioned her collections of fine art, designer clothing and jewelry, including a 1000 ...
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