If you have never heard Huguette M. Clark ever before then you are not alone. The reclusive heiress was a shy individual often described as mysterious. Ms Clark who expired recently at the ripe old age of 104 was the youngest daughter of Industrialist and United States Senator – William Clark. She has been a recluse since 1930 going so far as to make sure that no funeral service or mass be held after her death. Heir to a vast fortune, Huguette left behind her not just a well managed fortune for her own heirs but also a collection of jewels that is both rare and exclusive.
Having had a fortune handed to her thanks to copper mines, Clark loved her precious metals and stones. Seen here is a pink cushion cut diamond whose value is about $6-$8 million along with a rectangular cut diamond ring valued at $2-$3 million.
Also amongst her jewelery were two diamond bracelets valued between $20,000 to $30,000 (the first one) while the second one is estimated at $300,000 to $500,000.
Another bracelet made of diamonds, rubies and sapphires is from Cartier and features 10 dangling ornaments, including an elephant, two lovers on a bench, and an angel. Valued between $20,000 to $30,000.
The fortune of this heiress is now being bitterly contested between her family and her nurse, accountant and attorney. Her last few days where she mysteriously disappeared before being found in a nursing home with different wills popping up in favor of different people reads straight out of a Jeffrey Archer story. The auction of these jewels as also her apartments in Manhattan as well as estates takes place next month.