6/24/90 at 8:00 PM
We all know Imelda Marcos was an Olympic shopper for shoes, but she also loved jewelry. She liked to sparkle so much, prosecutors at her New York trial alleged last week, that she spent $6,671,919 on jewelry between 1980 and 1986.
The government contends the money she used was looted from the Philippine treasury and a government bank. Here's a list list what Imelda spent and where:Van Cleef & Arpels, $1,575,213; Fred Leighton, $1,015,247; J.S.S. Young, $825,000; Gaston Issert, $668,923; Cantabrican, $497,738; Cartier, $355,451; Bulgari, $344,250; Isi Fischzang, $314,550; A La Vieille Russie, $157,721; others, $917,826.