Jackie Kennedy’s Unique Golden Gift

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had stunning pieces of jewellery.  She wore them with grace and elegance.  One such piece may not be considered jewellery, but, stunning nonetheless: a gold handbag.

As First Lady of the United States, Jackie Kennedy was given The Emporer’s Gold Purse.  It was a gift given to her by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.  In 1963, he visited the U.S. and presented the First Lady with this handbag.  She loved it so much that instead of giving it back with all the other foreign gifts she had received as First Lady, she kept it.

 

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