Smuggled Away During the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette’s $36 Million Pearl Pendant Shatters Auction Records

When Marie Antoinette realized that her life was in peril during the French Revolution, the much-maligned Queen of France sent her most precious items to family members abroad. Among the jewels that the queen smuggled away was a pendant with a large natural pearl in the shape of a … Read entire story.

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