Anne Eisenhower’s Jewelry
Some serious bling is set to hit the auction block this summer.
A collection of Anne Eisenhower‘s jewelry will go under the gavel at Christie’s New York on June 7. The late interior designer, who also happened to be President Dwight Eisenhower’s granddaughter, amassed an array of spectacular pieces before her death last July. The auction house says her collection is the “stuff of Hollywood legend.”
The sale, titled simply The Magnificent Jewels of Anne Eisenhower, will include 30 rare treasures. The star lot is the iconic “Jarretière” ruby and diamond bracelet by Van Cleef & Arpels. Hollywood starlet Marlene Dietrich bought the bracelet in 1937 and later wore it in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950 murder mystery Stage Fright. The German-American actress was also seen wearing the bracelet at the 1951 Academy Awards. Eisenhower later acquired the piece from Dietrich’s estate in 1992. Experts estimate the bracelet will sell for between $2.5 million and $4.5 million.