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A treasure trove of jewelry from the Bourbon-Parma royal family — including pieces once owned Marie Antoinette — blew past pre-auction estimates. The French Queen's pearl and diamond pendant sold for $36 million alone.
Pearl necklaces, diamonds, and a ring containing Marie Antoinette's lock of hair were auctioned off in Geneva by Sotheby's. French royals smuggled the jewels out of Paris after the revolution.
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