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Cursed precious stones

Elizabeth Taylor wearing La Peregrina pearl

Elizabeth Taylor wearing La Peregrina pearl

Cursed precious stones. Sometimes precious stones hold mystery, especially famous, some are infamous for the misfortune they’re believed to attract to their owners, such as La Peregrina pearl, which Elizabeth Taylor proudly showed off during her cameo of the 1969 film “Anne of a Thousand Days.” The gem is believed to be cursed (The Curse of Divorce)

La Peregrina pearl

La Peregrina pearl

In December 2011 the pearl La Peregrina was sold as part of Elizabeth Taylor’s collection for a record price of more than $11 million at Christie’s in New York.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married and divorced twice — with their second marriage lasting only nine months

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married and divorced twice — with their second marriage lasting only nine months

Richard Burton bought La Peregrina pearl at a Sotheby’s auction in 1969 and gave it to his wife, Elizabeth Taylor, as a Valentine’s Day present. The couple married and divorced twice — with their second marriage lasting only nine months. Elizabeth Taylor held on to the pearl and married a total of eight times.

Cursed precious stones. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married and divorced twice

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton married and divorced twice

Cursed precious stones. Famous ladies wearing La Peregrina pearl

Famous ladies wearing La Peregrina pearl

Cursed precious stones. Richard Burton (Cleopatra)

Richard Burton (Cleopatra)

Cursed precious stones:

Black Prince’s Ruby — The Blood-Red 'Great Impostor'

Black Prince’s Ruby — The Blood-Red ‘Great Impostor’

The Black Orlov — The Eye of Brahma Diamond

The Black Orlov — The Eye of Brahma Diamond

The Blue Diamond — A Source of Mystery

The Blue Diamond — A Source of Mystery

The Cullinan Diamond I — The Star of Africa Diamond

The Cullinan Diamond I — The Star of Africa Diamond

The Delhi Purple Sapphire — 'Cursed' Quartz

The Delhi Purple Sapphire — ‘Cursed’ Quartz

The Koh-i-Noor Diamond — Gentlemen Beware

The Koh-i-Noor Diamond — Gentlemen Beware

The Regent Diamond — The Pawned Pitt Diamond

The Regent Diamond — The Pawned Pitt Diamond

The Sancy Diamond — A Colorful History

The Sancy Diamond

The Star Of India — The Stolen Star

The largest found blue sapphire in the world The Star Of India. Tiny fibers of the mineral rutile aligned in a three-fold pattern within the gem, causing incoming light to reflect in a star pattern — an effect known as asterism

The Taylor-Burton — Bad Romance Diamond for a Good Cause

The Taylor-Burton — Bad Romance Diamond for a Good Cause

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