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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Lady_Disdain's Avatar
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    Don't think we had forgotten that, Anna. You are teasing us terribly but oh so gorgeously.

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    Well, I posted all the pearl jewelry in Sotheby's auction, now that's Josephine's turn to come,
    but before, would you like to share a bit of my teatime in Geneva ? ( I love it !!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattye View Post
    Those are outstanding earrings; wouldn't they look terrific with my silver-white hair, while bringing out the green in my hazel eyes, lol??!! JAR is an amazing designer; I've only seen photos of his work so far, and thank you for this one Anna.
    Din't miss browsing after this link to the next lots
    http://www.sothebys.com/fr/auctions/...5/lot.462.html
    because of more JAR gorgeous earrings
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    Now that is just cruel!

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    scones and cream ...
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    The freshwater and Ruby Earrings are amazing! and well the scones with cream are a very close second!

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    You are a dangerous woman, Anna LOL! Scones and cream, topped with raspberries ?!?
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    with a chip of chocolate ( though not in the british tradition
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    A treat for all the senses! Yummy!
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    Now , why do I state "Empress" when everybody is focusing of "Queen" ?
    Well, on the interest not to wear same first name as famous previous ones when you are a queen
    Here is the Queen, and this is how she wore her necklace. The portrait was sold together with the necklace.
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    And his is how the necklace was on display (you can see the Leman/Geneva lake by the window)
    On the left is a painted picture of Queen Josephine wearing her necklace holding her children by the hand.
    On the left, this is her mother, we will talk about her later … stay tuned ...
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    Anna, I am curious about the length of the two strands. Looking at the images arranged in historical sequence, the lengths seem to vary a lot.

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    Queen Josephine - 5 pearls between each drop (which seems consistent in other paintings of the necklace). Since this is a painting, I just looked at the number of pearls, not their individual shapes.
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    Ebba Bernadotte - clearly restrung: short choker length but with 6 pearls between each drop. Note the curious button shaped pear near the center drop. All the pearls seem slightly distorted in this image but there is one that is visibly narrower than the others.
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    Countess Gertie Bernadotte - Back to a princess length with both strands of a similar length, with six pearls between the drops. The curious shaped pearl seems to be in the same place, two to the left of the center drop
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    Christie's Catalog (1995) -here, we see the outer strand as much longer than the inner strand, still at choker length. The spacing of the drops is still 6 pearls (so extra pearls would have been added at the back, perhaps? Where did those hypothetical pearls come from?) and the funny shaped pearl from the previous photos isn't anywhere to be found.
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    Model (2014) - by now, it is clear that this configuration is neither the early to mid 20th century nor the historical configuration. In my opinion, a much less graceful arrangement. No funny pearl here either.
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    Do you know why this layout was chosen? Is the total length of the necklace consistent or were pearls added or removed over the years? Of course the necklace would have been restrung over the centuries but how do these changes affect price and provenance?

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    That's the point, but you are cutting the grass under the feet, wait ...
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    Ooops, I am sorry. I didn't meant to spoil you. You are so knowledgeable about these pieces so I wanted to satisfy my curiosity.

    Let the show go on! No delicious scones here, so a plebeian home made cinnamon roll will do.

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    Beatriz, I thought the different length of the two strands was curious also, and I counted pearls between the drops, too!
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