|Photo by Dan Kitwood for Sotheby's|
Love her or hate her, Wallis Simpson was glamorous. So glamorous, in fact, that she seemed a better choice than the throne of England.
This ruby, sapphire, emerald and diamond clip in the shape of a flamingo was created by Cartier in 1940. This sparkling fowl belonged to the Duchess of Windsor and was long a favorite of hers.
In July of 2010, the clip was auctioned by Sotheby’s in London amongst an impressive collection of The Duchess’ jewels.