The Diamond and Ruby Necklace of Wallis Simpson (who became The Duchess of Windsor). This necklace is a true masterpiece of the art of jewelery-making. It was designed by Rene-Sim Lacaze and executed by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1938. The clasp is engraved with a loving inscription from the Duke: “My Wallis from her David, 19.VI.1936”. The platinum-set necklace was a special order commissioned by the Duke of Windsor (former King of England) as a 40th birthday present for the Duchess.

The Diamond and Ruby Necklace of Wallis Simpson (who became The Duchess of Windsor). This necklace is a true masterpiece of the art of jewelery-making. It was designed by Rene-Sim Lacaze and executed by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1938. The clasp is engraved with a loving inscription from the Duke: “My Wallis from her David, 19.VI.1936”. The platinum-set necklace was a special order commissioned by the Duke of Windsor (former King of England) as a 40th birthday present for the Duchess.

Cluster Limit. 48.00ct. Natural Ruby & 4.66ct diamonds necklace. The Victorian Elegance. Oval Shapes, Full cut clean clarity and transparent. The classic Vivid Red. 248 Rubies 4.66 Natural diamonds. R

52.66ct natural ruby diamonds eternity rivera cluster necklace deco 14kt

Cluster Limit. 48.00ct. Natural Ruby & 4.66ct diamonds necklace. The Victorian Elegance. Oval Shapes, Full cut clean clarity and transparent. The classic Vivid Red. 248 Rubies 4.66 Natural diamonds. R

One of the many parures of the late Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield Simpson, given to her by the Duke of Windsor, the former Edward VIII

One of the many parures of the late Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Warfield Simpson, given to her by the Duke of Windsor, the former Edward VIII

The emerald engagement ring that belonged to The Duchess of Windsor. Image: Sotheby's Picture Library.

Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, Part 2

The emerald engagement ring that belonged to The Duchess of Windsor. Image: Sotheby's Picture Library.

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry - earrings with pearls

Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor in Seaman Schepps jewelry - earrings with pearls

This jewelled medallion worn by Wallis Simpson

Jewels that belonged to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor go on sale

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