Jacqueline Kennedy’s iconic pearls are on the auction block August 15th.
But how much will it cost to own this pretty piece of history?
A three-strand pearl necklace belonging to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis will be auctioned off as part of Bonham’s “Pioneers of Popular Culture” Sale on August 15th. According to British auction house, Bonhams, the necklace Jackie wore in the 60s is made from champagne-colored pearls with an emerald and diamond sterling silver clasp, with an estimated price of $39,300 to $47,200. Yet, insider sources are buzzing that Mrs. Kennedy’s neck candy is only worth about a few hundred bucks.
The First Lady often chose to wear simulated pearls since she was prone to misplacing them, so it’s the Jackie O legacy that’s driving the price skyward. Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Other pop culture items on the block are an upright piano from the famous recording studio, Abbey Road, played by The Beatles, and a rare Fender guitar worth 25,000 – 35,000 pounds.
If you’d rather not spend your fortune on Jackie’s jewels, be sure to troll the Jewelry.com treasure chest full of pearl strand styles – many under $100!