Think Zsa Zsa Gabor and one is instantly reminded of the prestigious Hollywood era that has gone by. The Hungarian actress was a self-confessed lover of diamonds and was regularly spotted with awe-inspiring pieces of jewelry. One of her priced possessions included a diamond necklace that is all set to go on sale at Bonhams, New York.
No ordinary piece of jewelry, Gabor’s diamond necklace consists of 45 brilliant-cut white diamonds, that together graduate to a total of 66 carats. The exquisite piece is designed by legendary American jeweler Harry Winston in 1964. It’s five central diamonds alone weigh 8.07, 6.34, 6.33, 5.35 and 4.88 carats respectively, with the whole necklace being nothing short of spectacular! It was worn by Gabor at many glamorous events and can be spotted in many of the actress’s photos from the sixties. As per Susan Abeles, head of jewelry for Bonhams, US, “This necklace takes the classic diamond necklace, which goes with everything, to another level of superior quality, signature and provenance; it is absolutely breathtaking. As a result, we’re anticipating that there will be a lot of interest in it given the wonderful provenance of its original owner.”
She further exclaimed, “Zsa Zsa Gabor was the definition of Old Hollywood glamor, a rare breed of fabulous, and this necklace epitomizes the starlet’s personality to a tee: it’s not just gorgeous, it is over-the- top gorgeous!” The exclusive Zsa Zsa necklace will be up for sale on Monday 4 December at 3pm EST at Bonhams New York in Madison Avenue.