Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at ‘once in a lifetime’ sale: Sotheby’s

FILE PHOTO: Jewels once belonging to Queen Marie Antoinette of France are seen at Sotheby's in Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems fresh to the market, Sotheby’s said. Held in private European collections for more than 200 years, 10 royal jewels that belonged to the ill-fated […]

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