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Bid now: Texas Heiress’ Jewelry to Benefit Nonprofits

During her 91 years of life Texas philanthropist Mary Anne Sammons Cree supported many Dallas causes, including the Opera, Art Museum, Symphony, United Way and Girl Scouts, among others. After passing in July, her generous spirit will continue to benefit others, and you can participate.

$1.5 million collection

Through Sept. 29, Heritage Auctions is offering more than 125 pieces from Cree’s jewelry collection. Proceeds from the sale will go to a fund set up in the name of Cree’s mother at the Communities Foundation of Texas. Michelle Castro, Director of Trusts & Estates for Heritage Auctions commented on the sale.

As a Dallas-based auction house, it was kismet for Heritage Auctions to partner with Communities Foundation of Texas to present Mary Anne’s stunning jewelry collection… We are proud that our local community will continue to benefit from Mary Anne’s generous spirit.

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17.6 ct yellow diamond ring

The centerpiece of the sale is a 17.6 carat fancy intense yellow emerald-cut diamond, flanked by colorless baguette-cut diamonds weighing a total of 2.47 carats, set in platinum, yellow and white gold. At the time of this post a $250,000 bid has already been made.

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125 pieces

Other pieces in the collection include other diamond rings, earrings and brooches, and several butterfly pieces, said to be favorites of both Cree and her mother.

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See all and bid now

View all of Cree’s estate jewelry; proceeds of which will benefit Communities Foundation of Texas and North Texas nonprofits.

Mary Anne Sammons Cree
Mary Anne Sammons Cree

Angi Butler

Angi's first career was in diamond, gemstone and fashion jewelry sales. Now a corporate executive, she shares her advice and opinions on these pages.

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