SPECTACULAR INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE of DORIS DUKE COLLECTION Doris Duke INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE of DORIS DUKE COLLECTION Doris Duke jewelry imperial royal jewel history In the Parke-Bernet sale on 1 April 1971, Doris Duke purchased lot 80 for $7,250, lot 81 for $14,000 and lot 82 for $62,500.
INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE of DORIS DUKE COLLECTION INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE of DORIS DUKE COLLECTION Doris Duke INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE of DORIS DUKE COLLECTION Doris Dukejewelry imperial royal jewel history

THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT JEWELRY

Literature Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes, "Famous Jewelry Collectors", Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1999, page 174-175

In the Parke-Bernet sale on 1 April 1971, Doris Duke purchased lot 80 for $7,250, lot 81 for $14,000 and lot 82 for $62,500.
She likely combined the three lots (a pendant clip, earrings and necklace), to create the present necklace with a large central chandelier-style pendant. The sale that she purchased these lots from,
"The Important Jewelry Collection of Madame Ganna Walska" was a single-owner sale of the flamboyant Polish soprano, Ganna Walska, (b. 1887). It is interesting to note that Walska apparently bought the necklace from Cartier in the early 1930s and altered it to her taste. When the necklace went up for auction in 1971, the necklace appeared quite different but with the same large foil-backed diamonds, each in the original circular-cut diamond borders.

The Duke Collection:

DIAMOND FRINGE NECKLACE, By CARTIER |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

EXQUISITE ART DECO DIAMOND AND ENAMEL EVENING BAG, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

DIAMOND HAIR SLIDES, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT BELLE EPOQUE DIAMOND AND PEARL PENDANT NECKLACE, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

SPECTACULAR INDIAN DIAMOND NECKLACE |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

ELEGANT DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

EXQUISITE DIAMOND RING, BY TIFFANY & CO|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

IMPORTANT PAIR OF ART DECO DIAMOND BRACELETS, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

ELEGANT SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND SEED PEARL BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND CULTURED PEARL EAR PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN ART DECO PEARL AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

Pearl Earrings Pendants Perlenohrhänger |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MAGNIFICENT TWO-STRAND EMERALD NECKLACE|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN ART DECO EMERALD, PEARL AND DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

AN EXQUISITE ART DECO EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, BY CARTIER|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF DIAMOND AND EMERALD EAR PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A MAGNIFICENT SINGLE-STRAND EMERALD NECKLACE |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A SPECTACULAR RUBY AND CULTURED PEARL NECKLACE, BY DAVID WEBB |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

VERDURA BROOCH |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

RETRO DIAMOND AND GOLD FEATHER BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

DIAMOND, TURQUOISE, FRESHWATER PEARL AND GOLD INDIAN HEAD BROOCH, BY FULCO DI VERDURA|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

RETRO SAPPHIRE, DIAMOND AND GOLD CUFF BRACELET, BY CARTIER |Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

MULTI-STRAND SEED PEARL NECKLACE|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

A PAIR OF RUBY AND DIAMOND PENDANTS, BY DAVID WEBB|Doris Duke Jewelry| Great Jewel Collector

 

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