The Yusupov black pearl necklace belonged to Catherine the Great. From there, it’s a tale of incest, true love, revolution, robbery, and infidelity…with a special guest appearance by the HMS Titanic.
We may not have a monarchy, but we’ve had our share of royal visitors…and rich people who can afford to buy royal jewels when they come up for sale. From the Hope diamond to the Yusupov black pearl necklace, so many amazing gems found their way to America. If only their stories had more happy endings…here are the ones I’ve written about so far.
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