'Let Them Eat Cake... and Have MY Pearls, Too': Rare Marie Antoinette Jewelry Goes On Auction

June 14, 2018
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By Meredith Ganzman/Joe Cingrana

Precious pearls from the infamous French queen Marie Antoinette can soon be yours... for only a couple million dollars!

Sotheby’s says the royal jewels are being released to the public for the first time in 200-years.

The "Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma family" collection, to be sold in Geneva this fall on November 12th, includes a diamond pendant with natural pearl that could go for as much as two million dollars.

The ruler who once told starving peasants to “Let them eat cake” had a taste for luxury, and was often shown wearing pearls.

We’re excited to find out who takes home the incredible pieces, considering their last owner lost her head -- possibly while wearing them!