Joan Rivers Sale


Theres an amazing auction on at Christies in New York today – the jewellery collection of Joan Rivers.  There are some truly stunning pieces especially the Art Nouveau brooches. Some of these are so rare – lot 15 is my favourite with a lovely art nouveau maiden with long flowing tresses.

Here is what Christies have to say:

As the first female host of a late night network television talk show; well-known for her co-hosting of E!’s Fashion Police and her acerbic but honest and clever remarks, the iconic native-New Yorker Joan Rivers stood for legendary entertainment and eclectic tastes. From her coveted collection of pieces from Fabergé offered in the live auction on 22 June, to this online selection, her collection show both sides of her personality: the exuberant energy and the refined connoisseur. The online auction features more of Joan Rivers’ personal jewelry, costume and handbags. Lots include a fine selection of Victorian enameled brooches, a selection of Iradj Moini necklaces, as well as pieces recognizable from Rivers’ red-carpet appearances, including couture by Vera Wang, Halston, Dolce and Gabbana, and Jean Paul Gaultier, and handbags by Chanel and Judith Lieber.

The jewellery seems high priced now but I am prepared to bet that in years to come these will go up and up just like the gems that once belonged to Elizabeth Taylor and the Duchess of Windsor. There will always be that extra cache attached to them. Maybe this applies to her own line in costume jeweller too? Maybe that’s a great what to buy for the future tip. Pieces in great condition and in their original boxes will be especially worthwhile.

Heres a few pictures of Joan wearing some of her famous necklaces;

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