Peculiar Pearls & Other Oddities – Love at First Sight & a Sale

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Peculiar can mean beautiful. In fact, it can mean stunning. Valentine’s Day is coming and some may be dreaming of majestic diamonds, or at least a gem of some significance. What say you to a 56-carat (a measure referring to weight), $12 Million, cut to perfection heart-shaped diamond?

The astonishing stone (it is difficult to call it a stone) was put up for sale in Geneva in May 2011 by Christie’s, the world-leading fine art auction firm. It was named, appropriately so, “Love at First Sight.”

$12 Million was the estimated value. The actual sale price may have been higher.

Love is in the eye of the beholder and there is much more to a gift than the item itself. There is intention and meaning and the history shared by the recipient and the person who is offering the gift. This has value that far exceeds the numbers we choose to place after the dollar sign.

Nevertheless, saving is always appreciated…

Announcing 10% OFF ALL EARRINGS (any design) at Ornament Studio from Saturday, January 12 to Valentine’s Day, February 14th.

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Read other articles in Peculiar Pearls & Other Oddities

Also of interest, articles pertaining to the history of jewelry or the folk-lore associated with it.

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About PS MacMurray

Paschal'Simon MacMurray, the scribe, specializes in providing a no nonsense Facebook and Blog presence for small business owners who want quality without breaking the bank. PS MacMurray, the artisan, creates art on a whim using fabric, paper, beads, twine and wire. View all posts by PS MacMurray

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