Snowflake Necklace: Astor was known for a magnificent jewelry collection. When Charlene Marshall, who had a strained relationship with her mother-in-law, wore the socialite's prized 367 diamond "Snowflake Necklace" to the 2003 Tony awards, it sparked a firestorm of criticism in New York social circles. This was the same necklace that Brooke Astor marked for Charlene to get in her will in 2002.
This 33 carat gold necklace and earrings covered with 528 diamonds were given as a gift by Astor to close friend Annette de la Renta. They're valued at approximately $80,000.