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Friday, April 15, 2016

#jewelleryfacts365 75/365 Pearl fact

When Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Western Hemisphere (in the 16th century), they discovered that around the islands of Cubagua and Margarita, some 200 km north of the Venezuelan coast, was an extensive pearl bed (a bed of pearl oysters). One discovered and named pearl, La Peregrina pearl, was offered to the Spanish queen. It also has been owned by Philip II of Spain, Mary Tudor of England and Napoleon III. Most recently, the pearl belonged to Elizabeth Taylor. “La Peregrina was sold in 2011 for $11.8 million, setting the world record for a pearl jewel. Burton had purchased the pearl at a Sotheby’s auction for $37,000

Elizabeth Taylor stealing the scene in La Peregrina on the set of Anne of the Thousand Days

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Silver pendant with dichroic glass stone

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