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The pearls that cost Marie Antoinette her reputation – and her life: Jewellery that fuelled revolutionaries’ hatred of French royals will be auctioned for $5million

Marie Antoinette’s personal collection of pearls is set to go under the hammer in a landmark jewellery sale. The remarkable items, which were smuggled out of France during the Revolution, are being offered for sale as part of a $5million catalogue of royal jewels being put up for auction at Sotheby’s, Geneva, …