Diving for Starfish

If you love jewelry and a good mystery, Diving for Starfish is the perfect summer read. Boivin, a Paris jewelry design house, was the du jour salon of Paris during the heyday of French culture and the joie de vivre set. Juliette Moutard, a young designer at Boivin, created the Starfish Pin, an oversized, articulated, cabochon ruby and amethyst whose design would prove to far out-value its worth in stones. Author Cherie Burns investigates the dazzling women to own this prized possession including Millicent Rogers (the Standard Oil heiress) and the sophisticated and stylish actress Claudette Coubert; the famous jewelers that have bought, sold and let the Starfish get away; and where the brooches are today.