Monday, May 7, 2012
While her husband was president, Jacqueline became known as a fashion icon thanks to her wonderful taste in wardrobe designers along with the jewelry accessories that she wore. Her personal style was classy and elegant and she only wore the best designers. Over the years, Jacqueline acquired quite and extensive jewelry collection, some that was given to her as gifts and some that she personally purchased.
One of the most famous pieces of jewelry that Jacqueline owned and wore quite often was a gorgeous triple-strand of luminous pearls that was designed for her by American jeweler Kenneth J. Lane. Given as a gift to her by her husband, this gorgeous pearl necklace quickly became her signature statement piece. What many people did not know what that this was actually a faux pearl necklace. She was seen wearing these pearls often during her time as First Lady. After she passed away, the pearl necklace was sold for over $211,000 and they have been copied by many jewelry makers.
During their Presidency, Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy were gifted a rare strand of Margarita pearls. The Venezuelan president gifted these pearls to them when the Kennedys paid an official visit to Venezuela. The Margarita pearls are from an island off of the coast of Venezuela named Margarita Island. The pearls found there are famous for their color range and the strand given to the Kennedy's is in a yellow tone and is considered rare.
Mrs. Kennedy made her place in history by her fashion and jewelry choices. She created new fashion trends whenever she wore something new and exciting and was revered for her style and grace.
by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.