Sunday, May 31

Marie Antoinette's Pearls

Here is a short YouTube video about Marie-Antoinette’s pearl necklace that failed to sell at Christie's auction house in London three years ago. It was withdrawn from sale after failing to reach the guide price of 400,000 pounds (458 620 euros or 631 200 dollars).

The necklace was entrusted to Lady Sutherland, the wife of the British ambassador to Paris, before the Queen of France was beheaded by guillotine in 1793. It is beautifully made of pearls, diamonds, and rubies.

Sorry, it's in German, but who cares as long as we can see the necklace! :o)



Friday, May 15

Pearl-a-Porter

Many people think of pearls as old-fashioned, boring single strands of round white pearls traditionally worn to family gatherings, weddings, or evenings at the opera.

Well…. I guess it is time they change their minds. :-)

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