The Barbara Bush Collection

10% of all sales in this collection will be donated to the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

The 3 strand necklace of 12mm pearls with a beautiful Swarovski crystal clasp designed by Kenneth Jay Lane specifically for Barbara Bush to wear to her husband’s Inaugural Ball in 1988 has become known as the “Barbara Bush Pearls” or the “Barbara Bush Necklace.” Mrs. Bush was another big fan of Kenneth’s and had many strands of his faux pearls. The former first lady wore the three-strand necklace so often she said that if she took it off her head would fall off. The necklace is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institution.

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