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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Pearl of Kuwait

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Loaned for exhibit by Symbolic and Chase.

Little is known about this pearl’s history, but its silky luster and white body color recall the classic appearance of natural pearls from the Persian Gulf. Based on the intricate bell cap design, this exceptional pearl was set in the 19th century and most likely suspended from a multi-row necklace.

The Pearl of Kuwait weighs 64.4 carats.



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