Duchess of Windsor collection - Cartier Panthere Bracelet sold for $6.9 million

Cartier Panther Bracelet of Duchess of Windsor.
Cartier Panther Bracelet of Duchess of Windsor. Photo courtesy: Sothebys
Iconic fluid-limbed 1952 Cartier Panther Bracelet from the Duchess of Windsor Jewelry collection. Black Onyx and diamond articulated bracelet was sold for three times its estimated value at 6.9 million US dollars at an auction of Sothebys. Wrapped around each wrist of the Duchess, this was purchased by herself and was not a gift from the Duke.
Jean Toussaint who was in charge of Haute Joaillerie for Cartier at the time of its creation was particularly fond of panthers and is remembered for her ‘big cat’ jewels which were to become a favorite of the Duchess and always linked to her bold dressing style. The first Cartier panther brooch was created for the Duchess of Windsor in 1948 and many others followed.

The love story between Mrs Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and King Edward VIII told in jewels is perhaps the best way to describe the 20 fabulous brooches, diamond-studded panther, cigarette boxes and golden evening bags .The beauty as well as the enormous sentimental value embedded in each gift still has the power to raise goosebumps and high bids!

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Duchess of Windsor wearing Panther Bracelet
Duchess of Windsor, Wally Simpson wearing Panther Bracelet. Photo courtesy : Internet
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