jewelry

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record $36 million, with fees

GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than $36 million Wednesday at a rare auction of jewelry that once belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which Sotheby's is calling a record price for a pearl at auction. The "Queen Marie Antoinette's Pearl," a diamond-and-...
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The Latest: Franklin dressed in blue for last public viewing

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a second day of public events honoring Aretha Franklin in Detroit. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. People are continuing to stream in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin as she lies in repose in the rotunda of Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of...
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Watch Rapper French Montana Challenge Tommy Hilfiger To A Very Expensive Ping-Pong Game

French Montana is raising his game- at least when it comes to ping-pong. At a party for the US Open in New York, the 33-year-old rapper challenged fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger to a friendly game of ping-pong. But French raised the stakes with a very expensive wager- his diamond watch.
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The Latest: Sorority hosts packed tribute to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the first day of a public viewing of Aretha Franklin at a storied Detroit museum (all times local): 10:45 p.m. In a final act of sisterhood, hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta have paid tribute to their soror, Aretha Franklin on Tuesday night. The sorority's...
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'Let Them Eat Cake... and Have MY Pearls, Too': Rare Marie Antoinette Jewelry Goes On Auction

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