Elizabeth Taylor's "La Peregrina" Pearl Pendant Replication Necklace

$ 48.00

This famous pearl has had multiple necklace incarnations, and this piece is inspired by the design created for Elizabeth Taylor. 

In 1969, Richard Burton spent $37,000 (outbidding Prince Alfonso de Bourbon Asturias) to buy Elizabeth the "La Peregrina", a stunning pear shaped pearl and arguably the most famous pearl in history, for her thirty-seventh birthday.  Included in the purchase of La Peregrina was the pearl’s provenance, which is as fascinating as the pearl is rare and beautiful. A slave was set free after finding the pearl in the Gulf of Panama and bringing it to the Spanish court. It was later given to Mary Tudor of England upon her engagement to Spain’s Phillip II in 1554. Later, Queens Margarita and Isabel owned the pearl. Both were immortalized, wearing the pearl, in separate portraits by the revered sixteenth century painter, Valásques. And finally, in the early part of the 1800’s, the Bonaparte family owned the pearl.

Other photos shown in this listing depict the La Peregrina pearl in Elizabeth Taylor's piece, as well as the original design worn by Queen Isabella of Portugal.

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