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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Irina Yusupova vs. MGM

What does it cost to blur the line between truth and fiction? A lot, as MGM found out. This is the story of a movie and a libel lawsuit – maybe the only one ever won with a murder confession. Its star? Princess Irina Yusupova. Find out what this quiet, soft-spoken woman did that had her lawyer later calling her “an advocate’s dream.”

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