Sunday, 18 November 2018

Marie Antoinette's Pearl makes $36m

Marie Antoinette was an Austrian princess before her marriage to France's King Louis XVI. Her extravagant lifestyle turned her into a hate figure. She smuggled out her jewellery to her family in Austria before her failed attempt to flee France with Louis XVI and their children. She was guillotined in 1793 at the age of 37.A pearl and diamond pendant that belonged to Marie Antoinette has been sold for $36m in what Sotheby's says is a world record for a pearl. Sotheby's called the auction in Geneva "one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to appear on the market".