French Queen Marie-Antoinette's jewels up for auction


Jewels which belonged to France's Austrian-born queen Marie-Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI who was guillotined in 1793 following the French Revolution at the age of 37, are to go to auction in Geneva on Thursday, with one pendant valued at 2 million dollars, all part of a major collection of jewellery being sold by Italy's royal Bourbon-Parma house.

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Jewels once belonging to ill-fated French Queen Marie-Antoinette are being auctioned in what is being called one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history, reports BBC News.