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Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

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The Duchess of York, mother of Queen Elizabeth, as a beautiful young lady...Queen Mum

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Duchess of Windsor's Ruby Set ;The union of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor lasted for 35 years until the Duke’s death in 1972. During the period, the former King lavished his wife with many exquisite gifts of jewellery which the Duchess wore to great effect. Pieces in this set were given at various times but each has a special meaning.

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The Duchess of Windsor's flamingo brooch, 1940. Cartier.

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Fancy Dress 1897: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Ball

The Duchess of Portland as the Duchess of Savoy; one of the 200 guests in fancy dress at the the Duchess of Devonshire’s Diamond Jubilee Costume Ball, 1897.

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Formerly the Property of the Duchess of Windsor - Van Cleef & Arpels Necklace 1938, platinum, rubies, diamonds, design by Rene-Sim Lacaze.

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‘The Windsor Heart’ Yellow Diamond. 47.14cts yellow diamond was bought by the Duke of Windsor for the Duchess (Wallis Simpson) in 1951 from Harry Winston to complement her other yellow diamond and set in a ring. The stone was later acquired by Estée Lauder, set in a pendant and sold by the Lauder family in 2012 in aid of Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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The Duchess of Windsor's blue chalcedony, diamond & sapphire suite. Fred Leighton's personal collection.

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from "Jewels of the Duchess of Windsor" Sotheby's, 1987. The Duchess' Cartier leopard/panther pieces

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Duchess of Windsor Sapphire and Diamond Bracelet, given by Duke of Windsor on May 18, 1937

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