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The Marie Antoinette diamonds The original earrings were owned by Marie Antoinette, the queen of France; guillootined in 1793 during the French Revolution.Aaid to be a gift from her husband, King Louis XVI. According to one legend, she had them with her when she was arrested fleeing the French Revolution in 1791. Grand Duchess Tatiana Yousupoff of Russia later acquired the earrings. They stayed within her family until 1928.

vivelareine: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette;... - marieantoinettesplayhouse

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette; detail from a portrait of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and Archduke Maximilian of Austria by Joseph Hauzinger. Circa 1776.

Marie-Antoinette 1755-1793 Marie-Antoinette was the queen consort of King Louis XVI of France. Imprudent and an enemy of reform, she helped provoke the popular unrest that led to the French Revolution and to the overthrow of the monarchy in August 1792.