Diamond and gem-set starfish brooch
One nice aspect of both the preview party and the auction itself is that some of the proceeds go to charity. The preview party benefited FIT's Couture Council and the auction will benefit a variety of charities of the jewelry owners' choice. Only a selection of the hundreds of items were on display at the party so I logged onto the Fortuna site: www.FortunaAuction.com to see everything. There are some really lovely pieces and many of the opening bids are very reasonably priced, especially considering the high price of precious metals at the moment. The auction will take place on Wednesday, November 29th at the Fortuna showroom at 608 Fifth Avenue in NYC. More details are on the web site.