Lyudmila Zykina jewelry collection
A selection of valuable jewelry pieces belonging to the legendary Soviet and Russian singer Ludmila Zykina went up for auction in Moscow. Known for both her compelling voice and lifelong love for precious stones, this part of her jewelry collection fetched over $1 million. Ludmila Zykina, born in Moscow on 10 June 1929, among her influential admirers included Stalin, Khrushchev, and Gorbachev. Her powerful voice carried her on at least 5 tours in the USSR and to over 92 countries, performing for presidents and artists including Frank Sinatra and Charlie Chaplin. Once, The Beatles suggested recording an album with her.
She favored rare one-off pieces, in particular diamonds and emeralds of high caliber and size, some of these rare pieces were given to her by the heads of states.
Notable items at the auction included also a Chinese set of a silver bracelet and a pair of rings for over $100,000. However, the showstopper was her favorite pair of earrings featuring a 7 carat diamond, earning over $220,000. This is only 3% of jewelry collection of a soviet Russian singer Lyudmila Zykina.