Thursday, September 27, 2007

Marie Antoinette's Necklace

I just had to comment on this.

Check out the necklace that's going up for auction this December at Christie's in London. The pearls set into it once belonged to Marie Antoinette. It consists of natural pearls, diamonds and rubies.


Isn't that gorgeous?! Look at the size of those pearls. They look massive. I think it's absolutely beautiful. (Boy, Christie's sure knows how to photograph jewelry, huh?)

I hope it goes to a museum so that the world can enjoy seeing this masterpiece as they can the Hope Diamond and other magnificent treasures of the world.


***CORRECTION: I had originally stated that this necklace once belonged to Marie Antionette. My mistake. Only the pearls once belonged to her. Thank you for correcting me. I don't like to state wrong information.***

UPDATE: This gorgeous necklace failed to sell at auction due to not fetching enough to meet the reserve price. I still believe it would be wonderful if it were put in a museum for all to enjoy.

12 comments:

Steph said...

That is amazing! I agree - hope it goes to a museum.

STacie said...

Those pearls are just beautiful...and yes, I hope it goes to a museum too...

KariBeri said...

wow! I just love old jewlery like that! Amazing!

lola said...

Hello
Diamonds are the best girl´s friend! and pearls, and rubies, and emeralds, etc, etc, ;)

Ann Westby said...

Wowie. Mama like!

Julie said...

gasp! It's beautiful! I thought you made it until I read the blog. :)

Thanks for sharing!

Shell Mitchell said...

Wow! That is stunning!

CarolinaDreamz said...

You okay? Just checking in on you! *hug* ~Heidi

1ofmykind said...

Wowsa! Breath-giving indeed!

bethechange21 said...

Those pearls are gorgeous. I saw the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian when I was 15 or 16 years old. Amazing.

Anonymous said...

The necklace goes up for auction today - really stunning. Please note, however, that the necklace did not belong to Marie Antoinette, only the pearls set in it. The necklace was made in 1849 by when Marie Antionette had been dead for over 70 years.

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