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    Thursday, March 16th, 2023
    AN EXCEPTIONAL RUBY AND DIAMOND ‘JARRETIÈRE’ BRACELET, BY VAN CLEEF & ARPELS, 1937 – $2.5-$4.5 million. © Christie’s Images Limited 2023.

    The magnificent jewels of Anne Eisenhower featuring the iconic ‘Jarretière’ ruby and diamond bracelet acquired by Marlene Dietrich in 1937 from Van Cleef & Arpels will be sold by Christie’s in New York on June 7. Worn by the actress in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 murder mystery ‘Stage Fright’ it was purchased by Ms. Eisenhower in 1992 – making its way from one iconic collection to another. Anne Eisenhower was, according to Christie’s, as known for her humble character as for her undeniable glamour, the late philanthropist and designer approached all aspects of her life with that same sense of effortless grace. When asked by Architectural Digest in 1990 – the same year she was named one of the publication’s Top 100 designers — to describe her interior design style the granddaughter of the late US President responded: ‘Traditional, but for today’s living: comfortable, with a “lived-in” look; uncluttered without appearing austere.’ 

    A tour of the collection will begin in Los Angeles and continue to Paris, Geneva, and Hong Kong. Additional jewels offered from the collection will come up at an online sale open from May 30  to June 8.