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“I don’t exercise,” Joan Rivers once said. “If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”
The late comedian may not have found diamonds on the floor but Joan Rivers nevertheless had no mean collection of them, as the sale of her estate at Christie’s in New York on June 22 testifies.
The sale has 39 items of jewellery, including a Fabergé diamond and star sapphire brooch, an aquamarine brooch by Fabergé and a gold, diamond and platinum brooch by Marianne Ostier.
Christie’s promotional material for the sale includes a reference to Rivers as “multi-faceted”, which is appropriate after her varied career as writer, actor and television host.