Marie Antoinette Style Necklace by De Beers. Over 15 carats of brilliant white diamonds with two rare yellow diamonds and an exceptional pink diamond, all set in pure platinum. Queen Marie Antoinette owned such a necklace but it disappeared in the wake of the revolution.
Portrait of Marie Antoinette by Louis Auguste Brun de Versoix, 1783. — This is a rather daring and macho pose for a woman: she's not only astraddle, but shown with her horse rearing. Go girl!
The Hope Diamond! Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be 44.5 carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh 45.52 carats. Saw this at the Smithsonian....amazing!