Wallis Simpson jewellery collection will cross the block in London

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2015-06-26 13:53:03

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Wallis Simpson jewellery collection will cross the block in London

A collection of Wallis Simpson's jewellery is to highlight a sale at Bonhams this month

A collection of jewellery belonging to Wallis Simpson will feature in Bonhams' September 17 Fine Jewellery auction in London.

The top lot is a diamond riviere necklace, consisting of 40 diamonds, that carries an estimate of 250,000-400,000 ($413,188-661,102).

Wallis Simpson jewelleryWallis Simpson had extravaganttaste in jewellery

Simpson was known for her extravagant taste in jewellery. Last year a pair of pearl necklaces and a Cartier bracelet achieved strong results at auction.

Also featured is a diamond frog presented to Simpson in 1936by future husband Edward Duke of Windsor shortly after heabdicated to marry the divorcee. The couple then had to remain apart for six months until Simpson's divorce was finalised.

In a letter, Edward writes: "I enclose an eanum frog for the thirty first to live in your bag with the fat Vienna frog.

"Please show the new eanum frog to HER as HE has seen it! God bless WE my beloved Wallis. Remember what the eanum frog says and that I love you more and more..."

Bonhams reports that "'Eanum' was an invented word, part of the lovers' sentimental language, meaning 'little'".

We have this handwritten letter from Wallis Simpson, written on the couple's honeymoon in 1937.

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