One of our favorite clients, L.M. came in today with an interesting story. Her mother recently presented her with some family jewelry as a gift, a pair of unusually flashy cufflinks. Larger than a quarter, with big swirls of pave diamonds and yellow gold, centered with a sapphire, she couldn’t imagine who might wear them. It turns out they had interesting provenance- they had belonged to John Gotti. LM doubted the story, until her mother produced a photo of Mr. Gotti wearing them.
We did not get into precisely how they came to be in her mom’s possession, but they will certainly make, ahem, arresting earrings.