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    Wednesday, April 30, 2008

    Pearls of Umm Kulthoum for $1,385,000 USD

    Umm Kulthoum Pearl Necklace

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An antique necklace made up of 1,888 pearls that once belonged to the Arab world's most famous singer was sold Tuesday for more than $1 million at an auction in this rich Gulf emirate, organizers said.

    Christie's Dubai branch said an anonymous buyer from the Middle East bought the nine-strand necklace that belonged to Umm Kulthoum for $1,385,000 — more than 10 times the price expected by Christie's — to a round of thundering applause from the packed room





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