Misfortunes Behind The 5 Famous Jewelry Pieces
January 31, 2018
Precious stones and expensive jewelry have always inspired people with awe. They are capable of provoking a wide range of feelings: from admiration and envy to disgust and fear. Some famous jewels were destined to remain in the past as "damned." These jewels changed owners, lived a restless life and survived wars, betrayals, and fatal coincidences.
1. La Peregrina Pearl
This beautiful, large pearl was the favorite jewel of Elizabeth Taylor. The luxurious jewel weighs 50.6 carats! The name of the pearl is a Spanish word, which means "The Pilgrim" or "The Wanderer." The pearl was discovered by a black slave in the Gulf of Panama. The slave was set free thanks to his great find. In 1554, the Spanish King Philip II gave the jewel as a gift to his future wife Maria Tudor.