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Miss Doris Duke from 1953, wearing her Schepps citrine cabochon bracelet and ring suite, made for her in December of 1940.

Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.


if we are our choices, she must have been one hell of a woman by her jewelry box! Doris Duke, 1930s


Doris Duke in 1966 on the terrace at Shangri La ~ a devotee of the cult of Islam, she immersed herself in Islamic culture, fashion, architecture, and art