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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Drexel Pearl

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Loaned for exhibit by Andrew Cohen S.A.

The Drexel Pearl (lower pearl) is named after Mary S. Irick Drexel, an early-20th-century American philanthropist. The symmetry of this natural Polynesian pearl, the subtle gray color, and the orient of its smooth surface make it extremely rare. It is set in a Belle Epoque pendant-brooch by Cartier of America.

The Drexel Pearl weighs 33.8 carats.



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