The Duchess of Windsor – now *these* are vintage jewels!

I was thinking recently about vintage rhinestones, and that led me to vintage jewelry, and that led me to fine vintage jewelry, and of course that led me to the Duchess of Windsor.

She had own style, that’s for sure. Take a look at this pin!

Jeweled Flamingo Pin belonging to the Duchess of Windsor
Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby Flamingo Pin belonging to the Duchess of Windsor

Actually I think Wallis Simpson is a pretty fascinating woman – and story. And she certainly loved jewelry. The good stuff. I think I read recently that a collection of her fine jewelry was sold at auction for $12.5 million. With an M.

Kinda out of my league – so far out that it doesn’t even bother me.

I really like that pin – but honestly, I’d like it just as much if it was silver plated metal with crystal chatons and little baguette rhinestones. Now all I’ve got to do is find a flamingo pin to play with 🙂