Imelda Marcos Loses Her Bling

17 Sep

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Poor Imelda, first her shoes and now this! Her jewelry collection will be auctioned off this November. One of the jewelry items in the auction includes a " 150.01 carat Burmese ruby pendant and an ornate earrings, necklace and bracelet set." Just the ruby pendant alone from this set is estimated to be worth $290,000. Now, of course, the former first lady hasn't been wearing this jewelry in years because she " surrendered [it] to the Philippine government in 1991," but still, they do have sentimental value, which is one reason Ms. Marcos has filed a petition to stop the auction.

Some of the other items in the collection include:

  • diamond-encrusted bracelet and earrings
  • a piece with a 37.5 carat diamond
  • two diamond-studded tiaras
  • one diamond and pearl tiara
  • several Swiss watches

You can view some of the fabulous, jaw-dropping jewelry pieces she owned on this website: Jewels of Imelda Marcos.

I have to say, I love the ruby jewelry she owned. My two picks are the pearl bow pendant accented with rubies and the ruby and diamond bracelet, both pictured on the above site.

Sources: Seattle Post and
Manila Standard TodayImage Source: ICcoventry

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  3. Melissa September 17, 2005 at 3:28 pm #

    oooh… hope the proceeds will go where they’re supposed to especially since she used my country’s money to buy those!

    haha. funny that I hear this from you, Tammy! hehe

  4. Sandra December 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    37.5 carat diamond?! That is a huge rock.

  5. Seasons June 12, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    Poor thing, – auctioning her treasured bling! Well, she shouldn’t worry too much because bling jewellery is far more affordable than it ever has been, so she should be able to replace it very easily, – maybe we could help but I don’t think we have any karats that will interest her!

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