An Heiress’ Jewels on the Auction Block

Considered one of the last great heiresses of America’s Gilded Age, Huguette M. Clark passed away last year at age 104, leaving an estate reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Along with real estate, artwork, and collectibles was an extraordinary collection of jewelry that had been tucked away in a bank vault since the 1940s. The collection of 17 storied jewels will be for sale at Christie’s New York on April 17. It is expected to fetch between $9 million and $12 million.


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