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John F. Kennedy gave his wife emerald jewelry, as his love for his historic family home was in the Emerald Isle. Jackie had so many pieces she finally told him that as much as she loved emeralds, there was a limit to how many she could wear. She didn't want to become known as the emerald First Lady, and he agreed. So JFK began giving her rubies instead, as this was her birthstone and birthstones were becoming popular. This information didn't come from Jackie, but from Walter Hoving, owner of Tiffany & Co., a good family friend. Therefore, Tiffany was the supplier of ruby jewelry from JFK to Jackie. This bracelet isn't one of the pieces JFK gave to her, as Jackie is wearing it on her right hand. In the photo, you can see Jackie's ring on her left hand, and that hand was reserved for JFK pieces.
For the past 10 years, we've had the honor & privilege of sharing Jacqueline Kennedy's story with you through the romance of her jewelry & accessories collection. From the start, we always knew that the pieces would be limited in availability & duration. Due to your amazing support & loyalty, we've enjoyed extending the timeline far beyond our original intentions. Now we feel it's time to bring this fabulous chapter to a close. We've rendered all the pieces in her collection that are currently available to us, and we'll continue to offer the line only as long as inventory exists.
Information provided by On-Air Guest Phil Katz.