Marie Antoinette, who was married to King Louis XVI of France, was arrested during the French Revolution. While imprisoned, she sent a letter urging a wooden casket of jewels to be sent to a safe place. The coffin was received by her daughter Marie Therese. Marie Antoinette was executed with guillotine in 1793 at the age of 37. < / p> < p> now two diamond bracelets belonging to Marie Antoinette have been sold at auction in Geneva. The bracelets, adorned with 112 diamonds, had been in the family's possession for almost 200 years. Marie Antoinette. Photo: ERICH LESSING CULTURE and FINE ARTS/IBL
the diamond bracelets were sold for SEK 71 million < p > the winning bid for Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets was SEK 71 million – more than twice as much as was speculated in advance. < / p> < p > the identity of the buyer, whose winning bid was received by phone, has not been announced so far. < / p> < p > however, the ruby and diamond - plated bracelet that former King Henry VIII gave his wife Wallis Simpson on the couple's first wedding anniversary was not sold during the auction. The bracelet was expected to be sold for between nine and 19 million SEK.
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