(SDA / dpa)
Auction House Sotheby said that never before was a pearl sold at auction at such a high price. After a 14 minute competition, a contract was awarded to Geneva.
Diamond pearl pendant was part of a series of jewels of the Bourbon-Parma gemstone worth several million euros, including jewelry from the queen and other origins. Around 100 parties from different centuries rang for the household jewelry auction.
The Queen's jewelry earned 32.6 million euros. In addition to the pearl necklace, a three-row pearl necklace with a diamond ring bangle (1.67 million and a diamond ring bangle (1.54 million) was sold for a particularly high price.
Pearl pendant, necklace and maria Antoinette pins are a tragic experience: they came from the queen's private property, which was executed during the French Revolution by the fall. Before her arrest, her jewelry was delivered to her sister in Belgium. The family should follow, but it did not happen anymore.
The jewelry went to Vienna, where Marie Antoinette, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, came to visit. There, her only surviving child, the so-called Royale, received these pieces. Then they went to the aristocratic house of Bourbon-Parma. Why are they being auctioned now is not known.