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The Power of Wearing

An item of jewelry may have merit by the workmanship or by the value of its gemstones. What's in a Name?     But we should never overlook the power of who wears that item and the provenance it creates. Several dazzling personalities over the years have added their cachet to jewelry-- Elizabeth Taylor, Duchess of Windsor, and of course Princess Diana come to mind. A recent Sotheby auction of a prominent amethyst and diamond cross pendant worn by Diana proves one doesn't even have to own the piece for the fairy dust to settle over it.  Named The Attallah Cross , this circa 1920s fleuree-style cross motif pendant made by jeweler to royalty Garrard & Co., was an adored item of Princess of Wales. You may recall that is the jeweler who also made her now famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring in 1981.   Just Borrowing it, Please The cross pendant's bold size makes an unforgettable statement. Diana wore it on several occasions--including to a formal event where her velvet

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