Jackie O. is an American icon, and her pillbox hats and strands of pearls made her a fashion icon as well. Now a set of Jackie’s pearls are going up for auction, and it’s estimated that they will bring in roughly $47,000. But get this: They’re fake. Yup. Nearly 50 thousand dollars just to own what is essentially a historic prop.
The clasp of the necklace is made of gold and emerald, but the pearls are valued at a couple hundred bucks. Apparently Jackie so frequently misplaced her baubles that she never sunk a whole lot of money into them. Oh, the irony.
The necklace will be auctioned off at Bonhams’ “Pioneers of Popular Culture” sale on August 15… See ya there?