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 Windsor Heart’ Yellow Diamond. 47.14cts yellow diamond was bought by the Duke of Windsor for the Duchess (Wallis Simpson) in 1951 from Harry Winston to complement her other yellow diamond and set in a ring. The stone was later acquired by Estée Lauder, set in a pendant and sold by the Lauder family in 2012 in aid of Breast Cancer Research Foundation.