Michelle Obama scores $70K in jewelry from Brunei queen

Michelle Obama scores $70K in jewelry from Brunei queen

The queen of Brunei gave first lady Michelle Obama $71,468 worth of jewelry in 2013 — just one of numerous high-priced gifts the White House family scored from foreign leaders in recent months.

Other top-of-the-line presents to the first family included an Azerbaijani rug with geometric red, white and blue patterns worth $6,500 for President Obama, from that nation’s ambassador; a silver platter with engravings of all the world’s major cities as well as their global positioning coordinates and distances from Qatar, valued at $6,500; a full felt-mounted zebra skin, a painting and sculpture worth $4,000 from Tanzania’s president; and a $4,000 brown upholstered chair from the prime minister of Singapore, the State Department reported.

But Mrs. Obama’s gift was by far worth the most, CBS News reported.

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