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Marie Antoinette’s Pendant Makes $36 Million at Record Auction

Unseen by the public for two centuries, Marie Antoinette’s diamonds and pearls went under Sotheby’s hammer as part of one of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction. The auction took place in the Swiss city of Geneva on Thursday 15 November and, out of more than 100 lots, included 10 breathtaking treasures that belonged to the ill-fated Queen of France. The major collection—held by the Italian royal House of Bourbon-Parma...

Marie Antoinette’s Shoes and Artioli

Marie Antoinette’s shoes or Artioli, shoes have always been important for fashion as well as for private use. And no matter whether you are a ‘boots are made for walking’ (Johnny Cash) kind or you approach the subject like French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin: “a shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk,” you have to admit that today, the fashion world is going through a Renaissance of footwear. The recent trend...

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