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Unseen for 200 years, French queen Marie Antoinette’s pearls to be auctioned

GENEVA --- Sotheby s says it s auctioning a set of natural pearls that once belonged to the famed --- or infamous --- French queen Marie Antoinette, and have not been seen in public for two centuries. The sale of Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma family is set to take place in Geneva on Nov. 12. Sotheby s says Marie Antoinette, who was guillotined during the French Revolution, was often portrayed wearing pearls, which the auction house says were as prized as diamonds in the late 18th century. Annou

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