While the couple lived out the rest of their lives in exile as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, they marked the milestones of their romance and twenty years of their marriage with exchanges of jeweled gifts. The entire collection is extraordinary but to me, the most poignant ones are these:
gold and gem-set cigarette case, also made by Cartier (1935) and given by Wallis to Edward. It presents a two-tone map of Europe where cities the couple had visited together were inscribed with a gemstone and connected by enamel lines.
What really took my breath away was the combination of the couple's initials - Wallis and Edward becomes W.E. or "WE". It was as if they were made for each other and destined to spend their lives together and so they did.