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Piece Of Jewelry Of Famed Houstonian Ima Hogg Has Gone Missing

The brooch has significant historic value and is partially constructed from black carbon that came from the famous Spindletop oil gusher in Beaumont

The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office said a piece of jewelry that once belonged to famed Houstonian Ima Hogg has gone missing.

The pearl and diamond brooch was on display at the Varner Hogg Plantation state historic site and was taken sometime between Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. and this morning, July 19.

The brooch has significant historic value and is partially constructed from black carbon that came from the famous Spindletop oil gusher in Beaumont.

Ima Hogg was former Texas Governor Varner Hogg's daughter and an avid art collector. She donated hundreds of works to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, including her furnishings and former home Bayou Bend.

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