John Culme
Nicholas Rayner
The Vendome Press, in association with Sotheby’s, New York, 1987, English
Nonfiction, Jewelry Design
ISBN: 9780865650893

From the Publisher. Shows and describes rings, brooches, pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, clips, powder cases, purses, lockets, silver, cigarette cases, and seals from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor.

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Possibly the greatest fine jewelry collection in the world. The Duchess of Windsor worked closely with designers to come up with stylish pieces. The jewels chart her love life with the Duke of Windsor—for example, the melodramatic inscription on her engagement ring, “We are ours now.” She received the ring before the Duke (Edward VIII) abdicated the British throne. The quotation and date of the inscription mark the occasion of the future Duchess’s divorce proceedings from her second husband, Ernest Simpson.

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