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La Peregrina. Same pearl on 16th century English Queen Mary I, and on Elizabeth Taylor who made a ruby and pearl necklace for it. The pearl was once supposedly chewed on by her dog (ET's dog), and rescued out of the animal's mouth.


It was passed down through many Royal hands until it landed on Hollywood royalty.

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I definitely like it better on Queen Mary.
 

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How do you think pearls look on Queen Mary's half sister, Queen Elizabeth?

There are several pictures of Queen Elizabeth with several strands of beautiful pearls draping her neck and torso. I believe some of these were from a remarkable triple strand necklace stolen from her estranged and later beheaded cousin, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotts. These were probably stolen by Scottish courtiers loyal to Elizabeth. No one loved pearls more than Queen Elizabeth. She wore them embroidered in her dresses, in her hair, crowns, just about everywhere!! This picture is exemplary of that.

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Hi, Tourmaline lover!
Congratulations for the thread! I hope I''ll be as successful as the Royal jewels one


About La Peregrina I'' ve heard that the Spanish royal family, that once owned it, still has a copy of it. Dose anyone know if that is true?
 

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Here are The Queen Anne and Caroline pearl necklaces. A weddinf present to Princess Elizabeth from fer parents TM The King and The Queen in 1947. The two single strands are always worn together and as far as I know are worth at around 4 million pounds/euro. The Queen wears them at private occasions nowadays.

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Date: 4/21/2009 11:37:46 AM
Author: prince.of.preslav
Hi, Tourmaline lover!
Congratulations for the thread! I hope I''ll be as successful as the Royal jewels one


About La Peregrina I'' ve heard that the Spanish royal family, that once owned it, still has a copy of it. Dose anyone know if that is true?
Thank you Prince.of.preslav. I don''t know if this thread could ever be as awesome as the Royal Jewels thread, but I hope we can get more pictures in here.
 

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Date: 4/21/2009 11:57:19 AM
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Here are The Queen Anne and Caroline pearl necklaces. A weddinf present to Princess Elizabeth from fer parents TM The King and The Queen in 1947. The two single strands are always worn together and as far as I know are worth at around 4 million pounds/euro. The Queen wears them at private occasions nowadays.
Wow, those are so round for natural uncultured pearls.
 

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Can anyone post a pic of the famous $1 Mil. Pearl necklace Pierre Cartier exchanged (+ $100) in 1917 for the Morton Plant Mansion (today''s Cartier''s flagship store) located on Fifth Ave. and 52nd. Street?

I wonder what is valued more today
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This is a painting of the last of the Mughal Emperors, Bahadur Shah Zafar. In his old age he was caught up in the "Indian Mutiny" and became the figurehead of that uprising by those who had rebelled against the British. He was tried and exiled to Burma where he died. Sorry I can''t find a better image of this beautiful painting, but you can seet this guy had a few impressive pearls, not to mention rubies and emeralds.

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Anne Boleyn''s famous "B" necklace with the three drop pearls dangling from it. This piece has been reproduced for movies and documentaries about Anne Boleyn, and even worn on the show "Ugly Betty" by Betty.




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Great thread!


The Hope pearl - one of the largest saltwater pearls in existence, first acquired by Henry Philip Hope in the 19th century (also owner of the Hope Diamond). The Hope is a white, drop-shaped blister pearl, measuring approximately 2 x 4 inches, and ranging in color from greenish-gold on one end to white on the other.

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here is multicolor Tahitian, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi



Jackie Kennedy (a former first lady), she looks so beautiful in her gorgeous pearls, very classy

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Our first lady Michelle Obama

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Pearls do look classy and elegant. Interesting bit of trivia there about the dog chewing on the pearl.
 

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Grace Kelly

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Coco Chanel

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another one of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, clothing designer

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Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany''s

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How on earth did I miss this thread the first time around??

Skippy, thanks for posting these great additions!
 

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Laura Bush (former First lady), she looks very beautiful in her pearls

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Sophia Loren, love all the strands.

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Date: 6/21/2009 11:37:45 AM
Author: jmtomaui
How on earth did I miss this thread the first time around??

Skippy, thanks for posting these great additions!
I know I almost missed it too; I was starting a thread last night and then noticed we already had one when I went searching for pearls. hehe sure, thanks!!
 

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HI:

That picture of Sophia! Wow....

Were not the peals worn by Jackie Kennedy, immitation?

cheers--Sharon
 

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The pictures of stars with their multi-strand pearls are making me drool! I''ve been looking for a beautiful multi-strand pearl necklace to wear for my wedding... still no luck :-/
 

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What a wonderful thread!
 

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Date: 6/24/2009 4:26:33 PM
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The pictures of stars with their multi-strand pearls are making me drool! I''ve been looking for a beautiful multi-strand pearl necklace to wear for my wedding... still no luck :-/
Cleo, Skippy started a thread looking for you. She had a great suggestion as to a vendor to look like. I also found an inexpensive 3 strand on eBay from a seller that I trust and buy from. I put a picture of it in Skippy''s post and it may not be at all what you are looking for but I wanted to offer a suggestion on the off chance it would fit your needs.

Good luck finding what you are looking for.
 

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GREAT thread! I am now coveting Laura Bush''s baroque pearls like nobody''s business ....
 
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