HiddenTreasures
Lecture Series

Born to be Beautiful:

Pearls and the Celebrated Women Who Wore Them

Thursday, October 27
11:00 a.m.

Ruth Peltason

Author, Editor, and Lecturer, New York

Ruth Peltason
Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature: Coral, Pearls, Horn, Shell, Wood & Other Exotica (Vendome Press, 2010)

Like the finest strand of pearls, celebrated women are innately connected by the excellence of their jewelry. Diamonds may sparkle, and the jeweler’s trinity of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds may add color, but pearls are unique in gifting every woman with classic style. Society swans Grace Kelly, Babe Paley, Florence Gould, the Duchess of Windsor, Doris Duke, Chanel, Marjorie Merriweather Post, Barbara Hutton, Diana Vreeland, the Maharani of Baroda, and Elizabeth Taylor and their signature pearl necklaces, tiaras, rings, bracelets, and earrings made by the great jewelry houses will be showcased by Peltason, author of Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature: Coral, Pearls, Horn, Shell, Wood & Other Exotica (Vendome Press, 2010).

In collaboration with the Museum of Craft and Folk Art. Book-signing to follow.

Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature: Coral, Pearls, Horn, Shell, Wood & Other Exotica (Vendome Press, 2010)