CCLA author of Cherie Burns recently spoke with the New York Times about the mysterious ruby and amethyst starfish brooches at the center of her most recent book, DIVING FOR STARFISH:
The Jeweler, the Actress, the Heiress, and One of the World’s Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry (St. Martin’s, 2018).

Read Cherie’s interview here for more on the brooches’ origins, their legendary owners, and “why the design continues to be an object of fascination.”