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It began in December 2011 with the Elizabeth Taylor auction at Christies. Shortly following will be The Hughette Clark sale, taking place at Christies New York on April 17th. Ms. Clark lived reclusively and long, to the ripe old age of 104. Her jewelry was said to be tucked away in a bank vault for more than sixty years. Under the hammer goes the collection of billionaire Lily Safra at Christies Geneva on May 14th. Later this year, September, the remarkable collection of New York society matron Brooke Astor, who passed on at 105 years young, will be sold at Sothebys. For jewelry lovers of all stripes, this is the year of the auction preview. For collectors, every one of these sales is a field day.
Next week I will have my review of Dior Joaillerie…!