Huguette Clark was the daughter of United States senator and industrialist William A. Clark.
An heiress to a copper fortune, Huguette was worth $400 million when she died at the age of 104 last year. Of the many amazing treasures she left behind were rare and beautiful jewels which now find themselves on Christie's auction block.
Rahul Kadakia, Christie's head of jewelry, is still stunned by the jewels, saying:
"To have this collection of jewels from the gilded age is going to be fabulous at auction. It's one of the best periods of jewelry manufacturing."
Undoubtedly the most fabulous of the rocks is the pink cushion-cut 9-carat diamond ring. That baby's worth upwards of $8 million.
Other luxurious gems include a rectangular-cut 19-carat diamond ring worth $3 million.
Dayum! That's a whole lot of sparkle!!
So if anyone wants to give us a present, they know where to go! Ha!
[Image via Christies/AP Images.]
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