Marie-Antoinette’s Diamonds Go Under the Hammer in Geneva
During its upcoming live Magnificent Jewels Auction in Geneva on November 9, 2021, Christie’s will be offering diamond bracelets owned and worn by Queen Marie-Antoinette of France, Diamond World reports.
The 112 diamonds are set as a historic pair of bracelets, estimated at $2,000,000 to $4,000,000. The bracelets were bought in 1776, when Marie Antoinette had been Queen of France for two years – for 250,000 livres. According to Christie’s, “these extraordinary bracelets are the only example to include diamonds belonging to her […]”.
François Curiel, Chairman Christie’s Luxury, commented: “Over the past 255 years Christie’s have offered many Historic Jewels from Royal Houses around the world. It is a privilege to be able to offer these exceptional and unique bracelets for sale at Christie’s where they will attract bidding from collectors globally. As seen in recent Geneva sales, the market for jewels of noble provenance continues to perform extremely well.”