upon a remarkable necklace that she had thought to have cost a fortune which

Upon a remarkable necklace that she had thought to

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upon a remarkable necklace that she had thought to have cost a fortune, which followed a craving desire for jewelry so precious. This necklace became categorized as an item of value and treasure to Madame Loisel, based on the physical allure and appeal the accessory radiated to her. Her actions and feelings about the necklace further prove that value and being considered a treasure could easily be linked with physical charm and personal attraction. Origins of an item or object could play a substantial role in how it is viewed as a treasure, or the value it possesses. Where possessions came from is an aspect that a vast amount of people value and enjoy, and further explains why museums exist: to show off and educate people about items with history to them. Take the Cobra Uraeus Diadem from Fit for a King: Treasures of Tutankhamun for instance. This diadem, or crown that was essentially the Pharaoh's identity, originated on Tutankhamun’s mummy over 695 years ago but still has great significance and value due to the fact that it came from such a powerful figure who formerly ruled Egypt. Another instance could be shown through an ancient artifact, the Nefertiti Bust, that is 3,400 years old. Its
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