The Necklace worn at Kennedy Center Honors by pro surfer Mary Osborne

Shared diamond necklace inspired book

Shared necklace that inspired book...

VENTURA, Calif. - The diamond necklace that inspired the book "The Necklace" sparkled at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on Sunday night.

The necklace, originally bought by more than a dozen women from Van Gundy jewelers in Ventura, has been shared monthly for more than a decade.

The owners named it Jewelia and they became the women of Jewelia.

Mary Osborne, the daughter of one of the women of Jewelia, was loaned the necklace for the occasion.

Osborne is a pro-surfer and ambassador for the 5 Gyres Institute and United Nations Safe Planet Campaign.

Osborne ran into former KEYT and network journalist Giselle Fernandez at the event.

When the necklace isn't worn or borrowed for special occasions it is often used for charity events.

At those events fans of the necklace are encouraged to try it on.

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