“Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world”
Jean de la Bruyere, French satiric moralist, 1645-1696
As I mentioned in a previous post, she really liked pearls, in fact she preferred them much more over diamonds! She did however make a few diamond purchases. One purchase was a pair of diamond earrings she bought which cost 460,000 livres. She made the purchase in 1776 and paid them off in installments over the course of six years.
|Earrings worn by Kirsten Dunst in the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette.|