The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was a mysterious incident in the 1780s at the court of Louis XVI of France involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. The reputation of the Queen, which was already tarnished by gossip, but it was ruined after this incident. It eventually led to the French Revolution and her and her husband's executions.
An antique diamond necklace, circa 1900. Of scroll and foliate motifs, set with cushion-shaped, circular-, single-cut and rose diamonds, length approximately 400mm, five central motifs detachable. #antique #necklace