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Jackie Kennedy-Onasis

2Jackie O’s Trash is Worth More Than Your Life

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?

August 7, 2010 at 10:52 am by Molls