While shopping with her sister in London, Jackie spotted the Sunburst Pin in an antique shop and instantly fell in love with it. However, when informed that the brooch cost over $50,000, she knew she had to find an independent solution!
She returned to the USA after securing the shop owner's promise to not sell the piece, and went about quietly selling the pins given to her by Rose and Joe Kennedy years before. Realizing how delicate a situation she was in, Jackie had costume copies made of these pins and wore these copies the rest of her life so as not to offend anyone.
It was not until the appraisers at Sotheby's, on the eve of the famous auction, inspected her pins that we knew which pieces she had copied.
Jackie thoroughly enjoyed her Sunburst Brooch and wore it constantly - on the shoulders of overcoats, on dresses, and even in her hair. It fast became, along with her Waterfall Earrings, one of her signature pieces. It is easy to see why!
The brooch is plated in rhodium, is guaranteed for life, and is set with 155 Swarovski Crystals.
The brooch is 2 3/4 inches wide.