Allure of Pearls at Smithsonian Institute
See gorgeous colossal pearls at the Allure of Pearls at Smithsonian Institute.
If you have any interest in natural pearls and world famous ones especially...you know, the ones that are immense, full of luster, beautifully shaped, full of vivid color or the purest white...well, then you'll LOVE seeing this site:
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Alluring pearls you will see at the Smithsonian website are the following:
The Christopher Walling Pearl
187.5 carat Abalone Pearl
The Hope Pearl
450 carat large natural pearl belonging to Henry Philip Hope
Pearl of Kuwait
64.4 carat natural pearl from the Persian Gulf
60.9 carat cultured South Sea Pearl
Pearl of Asia
600 carat natural pearl from India
Vibrant 6.5 carat natural black pearl from South America
Paspaley Drop Shape Pearls
Australian natural drop shaped pearls 18.8 carats each
Two conch pearls at 17.9 and 22.4 carats
90.4 carat natural pearl from Tennessee River
Queen Mary Brooch
Conch pearl brooch from Europe
33.8 carat natural Polynesian pearl set by Cartier
50 carat Panama Gulf pearl owned by Elizabeth Taylor
Pearls of great price happen rarely--enjoy them at the Allure of Pearls at Smithsonian Institute.
If you ever get a chance to see a large pearl collection...jump at the chance. When traveling be sure to scan the news for jewelry displays in the area where you are traveling. I happened upon a very large exhibition in Tokyo that way once.
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