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    Posted 5 years ago

    Wandlessfa…
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    Last night I went to the Victoria and Albert museum for a talk on Jewels by Andrew Prince. The final picture was of the evening was of the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor wearing the La Peregrina pearl. This was bought for her by Richard Burton for $37,000 for a Valentine's Day present. Husbands take note !! It was originally found in 1513 and given to the future Philip 11 of Spain. He gave it to Mary 1 of England, but it was returned after her death to Spain and was worn by Margaret of Austria, Elisabeth of France and Mariana of Austria, so it was fitting that Elizabeth Taylor wore a pearl fit for a queen. It was sold as part of her collection in 2011 for $11 million but am still waiting for my husband to give it to me as a surprise ha ha. The 2nd picture is of the jeweller/historian Andrew Prince last night. A lovely man who also designed and made my Tiara in picture 3/4. Don't ask but I feel a a girl should wear a Tiara a some point in her life. Ps at one point, when owned by Elizabeth, the jewel went missing and she found one of her dogs chewing on it, seriously !! Hope you enjoy this post as Liz was always an idol of mine and I lurve jewellery xx

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Wandlessfairy, loove too Elisabeth Taylor, and big pearl Peregrina!!!

      First I thought it was Prince Andrew who gave the lecture... lol

      Your tiara is a dream, I'm going to explore the net to see Andrew Prince's pieces!!!

      Thanks for your post :-)
    2. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Thank you kyratango for your fab comment. Enjoy Andrews pieces they are beautiful. He did the Tiara's for the series Downton Abbey and when I visited his studio I got to try some of them on. Great moment.
    3. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Thank you Peasejean55, Efesgirl and PhilDMorris for the loves.
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Fascinating reading, thanks so much for sharing all of those memories, and for a view of this beautiful pearl necklace. Liz and Dick, a love story for the ages. How he adored her!
    5. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      What beauty here. Liz, her jewels, your tiara.
      Great post thanks!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      What a fun evening! Great post :-)
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Great story! I'll always remember her for the movie Black Beauty!
    8. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Thank you kyratango, martial, Jlmam, fortapache, and TassieDevil for your loves.
    9. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Yes nutsabotas6 i would happily have worn this ha ha.
    10. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      So glad you like it racer4four and Valentino97 it was a great evening. Thanx
    11. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50 , mrsytndall, Mickeysmagic, bratjdd, shareurpassion and sklo42 for all the love and stopping by. X
    12. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Yes shareurpassion I loved Black Beauty as well but The Taming of the Shrew with Richard was one of my most fav's. She was a true beauty and a London belle. X
    13. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Wow what a beautiful piece.
    14. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68 for stopping by and appreciate the comment caperkid.
    15. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      I remember she wore the pearl when she looked her most beautiful ever and wore it in a bit part she had in a film of Richards. They published a lot of pics of her wearing the pearl in full costume as she played a round of golf ! I had 2 negatives that I got around 1976 or so.
    16. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Oh wow Phil do you still have the negatives ?
    17. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      I had found one of them recently but now gone again, too much stuff, but with her playing golf there was one great portrait. Should send you the pic. Phil.
    18. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      Hello inky, Radegunder and vintagelamp. Nice to see you all.
    19. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Ms Taylor had the most beautiful jewelry of anyone outside royalty. This peregrina was one of her favorites, its gorgeous. And her jewelry book is one of MY favorites - a girl can dream lol
      Jenni

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