This flamingo is a 1940 Cartier brooch encrusted with diamonds, rubies, citrines, and sapphires. It was commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for the love of his life, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship was the scandal and love story of the last century. King Edward VIII surrendered the throne of England in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson, a twice-married socialite from Pennsylvania.
This beautiful flamingo jewel encrusted brooch was first sold at auction in 1987, one year after Wallis Simpson's death. It was again sold at auction by Sotheby in November 2010.
No, I didn't buy it :(