Pendant Power.

There it was

Up for sale,

A chain of polished carbon

And the detritus from an oyster.

Not been seen for two hundred years.

It had hung around the neck,

The neck of Marie Antoinette.

The guillotine separated the head from the body,

The pendant was free,

Free to be sold

Two hundred years later,

For twenty-eight million pounds!

Who would pay that,

For some carbon,

And seawater garbage,

Well somebody did!



  • orchidee

    Didn't we share the cost of it, and pay half each? Did we add it to our museum collection? We're in the actual collection ourselves as exhibits. Doh!

    • Goldfinch60

      Not this time, I though you bought it for KP!

      • orchidee

        She wants two of them now! Only so she can show off in the papers again!

      • onepauly

        now they can manufacture
        diamonds from carbon!
        ha! ha!

        • Goldfinch60

          Can they? That is most impressive.

        • Michael Edwards

          I'd rather have a gin and tonic - pity you can't wear it round your neck - Cripes - I'm getting as daft as Orchi - well almost.

          • Goldfinch60

            Mines a good malt whisky thank you Michael.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS UNCLE ANDY : As you know Im half SPANISH (Papa) and half ENGLISH (Mama) so the FRENCH are always the ENEMY : be it in RUGBY or FOOTBALL. The KIWIS try to subjugate their opponents with the HAKA : The WELSH with LAND of our FATHERS & The FRENCH with the MARSEILLAISE ! The UK National Anthem is beautiful but it is too effete to scare a Scarecrow ! Thanks for a touch of FRANKOPHILITY ! Being a LADY I adore Jewellery and Marie Antionettes Pearl & Diamond Pendant has great providence and elegance and is priceless. Natural Diamonds & Pearls are among the most elegant gemstones (an interest of Mine & Brians) and artificial ones (man made) lack integrity ! Thanks for your Picture Video & Poem : I trust you will enjoy my comment ! Blessings & Love to You & Your Lady : ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you for your wonderful comment Angela, as always they are much appreciated.

            • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

              Better in a museum or someplace similar. I rather doubt any woman would wear it knowing its background. At this time of year, it makes me think of the "Headless Horseman." :-)

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you Tamara, yes the 'Headless Horseman' would fit in well.

                Just imagine wearing this piece of jewellery and losing it "Oh it only cost twenty eight million pounds"

                • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

                  Ah! That's not much money. You can afford it. LOL!

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