Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Natural freshwater pearls

Necklace of Mary, Queen of Scots

Natural freshwater pearls, gold Scotland, 1550–1587

This necklace includes 34 natural pearls from the River Tay, in Scotland. While imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, presented it to the Duke of Norfolk, who would have become her fourth husband if the marriage had taken place.

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