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Jewelry curator's a gem of a storyteller

A gold, enamel, diamond, and opal double peacock necklace, from about 1900, on display at the MFA. A gold, enamel, diamond, and opal double peacock necklace, from about 1900, on display at the MFA. (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
By Tina Sutton
Globe Correspondent / July 17, 2008

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To Yvonne Markowitz, curator of jewelry at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, context is everything. Comment on a striking silver choker around her neck, and you learn it's one of a very limited edition created in the 1970s by Finnish artist/jeweler Björn Weckström as part of his planetary series. The kicker: it became known as the Princess Leia necklace after ... (Full article: 1009 words)

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