2009/01/27

Elton John Sells His J Brooch

Sir Elton John is a notably famous musician, whose fortune has led him to acquire a large collection of jewelry including a sizable number of diamond pieces. Those who know anything about Elton John know that he does not endorse subtlety in either fashion or jewelry. His pieces are large, beautiful and expensive.Elton sold his famous “J” brooch along with some other pieces at Bonhams Auction House on the 25th of September, 2008. The brooch was made famous when it was worn in the 1988 music video “I Don’t Wanna Go on With You Like That.” The song fared well in the United States reaching a Billboard number 2 spot. Elton John fans across the globe are familiar with the stunning J shaped brooch. But for those interested in buying the jewel who aren’t so familiar, a photo showing Elton John wearing the brooch will accompany its sale. This also serves as proof of authenticity for the future sales of the piece.

The 1930’s era Art Deco brooch has brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds with oval-cut and circular-cut sapphires. It was created in 1935 and has an estimated value of between $22 and $27 thousand. The brooch is truly an exquisite piece of jewelry that is both valuable for the jewels that comprise it, as well as for its story. The piece is entirely unique, and its new owner will own a beautiful piece of music history.

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