Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jackie Kennedy's Faux Pearl Necklace fetches $47K

By on Saturday, August 21, 2010 3 Comments

Pearls are classic. You can never go wrong wearing them. Even fake ones. But if the faux pearls once belonged to a style icon such as Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994), they are worth a lot.

Her triple strand fake pearl necklace recently sold for an astounding $47,000 at Bonhams' Pioneers of Popular Culture auction recently.  She wore them in the late 1950's and during her White House years.


Jacqueline Kennedy (Jackie Onassis) (1929 - 1994) wife of Senator Jack Kennedy at an 'April in Paris' ball. Original Artwork: A Wonderful Time - Slim Aarons   (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)


Even much later in life, pearls were still part of her accessories.

UNDATED FILE PHOTO: Jackie Onasis. (photo by Newsmakers)


She was a fashion trendsetter in those days. Her impeccable taste in clothes can be see in this selection from a past exhibition of her clothes. Her elegant choices have stood the test of time as had her pearls.

388229 02: Jacqueline Kennedy wore this black silk velvet and Chinese yellow silk satin evening dress by Chez Ninon for a White House state dinner honoring President Manuel Prado of Peru on September 19, 1961. It is now on display at the exhibition 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years' at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, April 22, 2001. (Photo by George DeSota/Newsmakers)

385622 02: (File Photo) A Hubert De Givenchy Evening Dress From 1961 Is On Display In This Undated Photo From The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Exhibition 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.' Kennedy Wore The Ivory Silk Ziberline Dress June 1, 1961 To A Dinner At The Palace Of Versailles In France. The New York Exhibition Runs From May 1, 2001 To July 29, 2001.  (Photo By Getty Images)

388229 17: Jacqueline Kennedy wore this black-and-white houndstooth wool tweed suit with black braided trim by Bob Bugnand, inspired by the classic Chanel suit, during the Presidential campaign in 1959-1960. It is now on display at the exhibition 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years' at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, April 22, 2001. (Photo by George DeSota/Newsmakers)


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3 comments:

  1. She certainly had style - much like Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn.

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  2. Stylish yes, but fake? Worth that much money? Amazing. But - she was Jackie Kennedy, wasn't she?

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  3. Stylish. But I just can't believe anyone would pay that much money for a piece of jewelry real, let alone fake. I would be afraid to wear it.

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