Diamond and pearl necklace by Cartier on display at the museum. Hillwood Estate and Museum Board President Ellen Charles granddaughter of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post is stepping down after heading the museum for 25 years.
Sapphire and diamond necklace, late century. It is of bow and foliate swag design, millegrain-set with variously cut sapphires and circular, single, cushion-shaped and rose diamonds. It detaches into 6 pieces so that the jewels can be worn separately.