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Marie Antoinette’s pearl is sold for a record £28 million


Marie Antoinette’s pearl and diamond pendant has been sold at auction for $36 million (£28 million)- setting a world record for a pearl. The piece was valued at $2 million (£1.6 million) but after a bidding war it increased dramatically at Sotheby’s Geneva show. It was part of a jewellery collection that hadn’t been seen public for 200 years and eventually sold for more than £53 million, including pieces from King Charles X, the Archdukes of Austria and the Dukes…

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