Marie Antoinette’s jewelry—including a lock of her hair—is up for auction

Tonight (Nov. 14) in Geneva, Sotheby’s will auction a collection of royal jewelry that spans from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Among the offerings are a gold Patek Philippe pocket-watch that once belonged to Henri, Count of Chambord—who was disputably the king of France for a week in 1830—dragon-decorated neck badges denoting Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece, and, most notably, several pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Marie...

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