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From Live Science by Remy Melina, LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 09 February 2012 Time: 10:50 PM ET
Haunting and Haute Histories
Diamonds and rubies and sapphires, oh my! Precious stones hold more than glitz and fame. They also hold mystery and intrigue. For instance, famous some are infamous for the misfortune they’re believed to attract to their owners.
Other gems are notorious for the myths surrounding their history, such as La Peregrina Pearl, which Elizabeth Taylor proudly showed off during her cameo of the 1969 film “Anne of a Thousand Days.” Take a journey through these gorgeous gemstones and the titillating tales they hold. . . . Read Complete Report w/Image Album