Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.
This gloriously restored Art Deco Cartier necklace was first purchased at @Cartier NY in 1937 for $ 65'000 by James Cromwell for his bride Doris Duke. It was offered for sale @Christie's NY in June 2004 in the Doris Duke Collection without the principle diamonds. The buyer lovingly replaced all of the missing stones with age appropriate diamonds bringing it back to life and its former glory. (image @connieluk_christies) #christiesjewels