A gorgeous yellow-gold fringe necklace owned by French actor Cécile Aubry is on display at L'École Hong Kong as part of the school's LaCloche Parisian Jewelers 1892-1967 exhibition.
The stunning sparkler, circa 1950, is peppered with emeralds and white diamonds, and was given to the blonde bombshell by her husband Si Brahim El Glaoui, the oldest son of the Pasha of Marrakech, who Aubry married in 1956.
Born Anne-José Madeleine Henriette Bénard, Aubry, who died of lung cancer in 2010 aged 81, starred in Henry Hathaway’s The Black Rose (1950) alongside Tyrone Power and Orson Welles. She also played the title role in Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Manon (1949), which won the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival.
It was during the shooting of The Black Rose in Morocco that Aubry met El Glaoui, who she wed in secret because she feared being married would harm her chances of Hollywood success. The couple shared a son, Mehdi El Glaoui, who also became an actor.
With support from Van Cleef & Arpels, L'École is celebrating its 10th anniversary with LaCloche Parisian Jewelers 1892-1967, which runs at the school's Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 Musea space until 6 April. The showcase brings more than 40 pieces of rare jewellery to Hong Kong and shines a light on LaCloche’s expertise before the house's demise in the 1960s.
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