Thursday, 9 September 2021

Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets up for grabs

Christie’s announced that a pair of diamond bracelets owned by French Queen Marie Antoinette will be the first lot in its Magnificent Jewels sale, which will be held on November 9th in Geneva. The bracelets feature 112 diamonds in total. Each piece is comprised of a clasp with five diamonds and three rows of 17 stones. The largest diamonds are arranged in the center, while the smaller ones are secured with a rim of metal in collet settings. Marie Antoinette purchased the bracelets in the spring of 1776 for 250,000 livres.
The bracelets are estimated to fetch somewhere between $2 million and $4 million, although royal jewels often exceed expectations.