Three Unique Pearls in History
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1. At the International Exposition in Paris in 1889, Mr. Alphonse Falco, president of the Chambre Syndicale, exhibited a round pearl, white and illustrous, weighing seventy grains, and valued at 50,000 francs.
2. Augusto Castellani, the well-known Italian jeweler of Rome, in the year 1868, during the Papal regime, executed a crown for King Victor Emmanuel II. This crown was destined for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem, and on it is a pearl which, although lightly irregular is as large as the famous Gogibus pearl.
3. A remarkable golden-yellow pearl from Shark's Bay, West Australia, is in the possession of a New York lady; it weighs thirty and one half grains, is perfectly round, and is without a flaw or blemish.Three Unique Pearls in History as recorded in 1908 by Kunz and Stevenson in "The Book of the Pearl".Go to main famous pearls and collections after three unique pearls in history.