"The Magnificent Jewels Of Margaret Adderley Kelly" 2005
10 3/4" X 8 3/4"
From modest beginnings in 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Margaret Adderley Kelly (pictured left), her husband, the late William R. Kelly and their son, Mr. Terence E. Adderley, shaped Kelly Services, Inc. into a Fortune 500 company that now employs over 550,000 people globally. The iconic “Kelly Girl” became a household name by 1957, synonymous with high-quality temporary employees. Philanthropy was a cornerstone of her life and many organizations benefitted from her immense generosity. In addition, jewels and fine gemstones were one of Mrs. Kelly’s greatest passions that she collected with the discerning eye of a great connoisseur. The breadth of the collection was a testament to her love for the exceptional, rare, and beautiful. On June 16, Christie’s is proud to offer The Magnificent Jewels of Margaret Adderley Kelly, highlights of which include an Art Deco diamond pendant necklace suspending a D-color, Internally Flawless diamond of 16.24 carats (pictured page one) and The Kelly Sapphire: a Kashmir sapphire of 21.71 carats, by Cartier (pictured page one).