Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

01 Trashy Royals: La Peregrina, A Cursed Pearl’s 500-Year Journey from the Colonies, to Europe’s Royal Houses, to Hollywood

Welcome to our new season 10 mid-week drops, Trashy Royals! Today, Alicia has the tale of a possibly cursed pearl, La Peregrina, which was the largest pearl ever found when it was pulled from Panamanian waters. It would spend centuries bothering Europe’s first families before an English Duke gave it to Sotheby’s for auction in 1969, and the legend of La Peregrina gained a brand new chapter with a different kind of royalty.

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