But, as the story reminded me, of course, it is the extravagant jewelry that (ex-husband Ron) Perelman lavished on her, having decided to part with more than 100 pieces valued at $15 million — a symbolic and literal purging of the union.
“These are just not memories I want to wear out every day,’’ Ms. Barkin said.
The trove, to be sold at Christie’s in Rockefeller Center on Oct. 10, includes a 32-carat apricot diamond ring that Mr. Perelman, who is the chairman of Revlon, gave Ms. Barkin weeks before their divorce; a pair of emerald and gold cuffs designed for the Duchess of Windsor, valued at up to $80,000; an emerald necklace that once belonged to Doris Duke that could fetch as much as $350,000; and a selection of pieces by the cult Parisian jeweler JAR. Only 80 to 90 JAR creations are produced each year, said François Curiel, the chairman of Christie’s Europe. “When you have 17 pieces of JAR in an auction, it’s an event.’’And it once again convinced me: I need a sugar mommy. I won't even ask for $15 million worth of jewelry. I'm not a jewelry person at all, actually, no rings, don't wear a watch even.
But, real estate. Now $15 million worth of real estate. That I could get into.
Filthy rich girls, you can send applications via email and we'll go from there.