MARIE-ANTOINETTE’S JEWELS EXPECTED TO FETCH MILLIONS IN AUCTION
On November 14, Sotheby’s Geneva will auction more than 100 lots, all owned by the Bourbon-Parma family, and some formerly belonging to French King Louis XVI’s Queen Marie-Antoinette. The queen’s jewels were never seen in public before, according to Diamond World.
A diamond pendant with an exceptional natural pearl, once belonging to the extravagant queen, is expected to bring $2 million; a necklace featuring more than 300 pearls is expected to bring up to $300,000, and a pair of pearl drop earrings is estimated at $50,000.
Daniela Mascetti of Sotheby’s Europe commented: “This is one of the most important collections of royal jewelry ever to come to market. Kept out of view, never seen in public, this extraordinary collection offers a fascinating glimpse of the life of this family in centuries gone by”.