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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

One of the most important royal jewellery collections ever to come to auction is set to capture the world's imagination when it comes to Sotheby's this autumn. Royal Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family (Geneva, 12 November), which spans centuries of European history, from the reign of Louis XVI to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, will offer a fascinating insight into the splendour of one of Europe's most important royal dynasties.

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I could see a museum displaying this jewelry but for a person to actually wear it? That would just be so wrong. Marie is the poster child for today's billionaires.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-14 11:32 AM | Reply

Let me guess Trump's third wife is going to buy them to complete the look she's going for?

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-11-14 12:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Probably at tax payer expense as well.

#3 | Posted by bat4255 at 2018-11-14 03:02 PM | Reply

A shame as these belong in a museum, not someone's personal collection.

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-11-14 11:43 PM | Reply

I don't get jewelry.
Most people can't tell fake from real, so why waste money on the real ones.

Flotus already has fake ones.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-15 12:41 AM | Reply

#5

But enough about her -----.... I mean Donald and Donald Jr, of course.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-15 12:53 AM | Reply

Yes, those double D's.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-15 01:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Marie Antoinette was a very religious lady and most of what's been attributed to her is false, especially the "let them eat cake" BS. It's known she never said it. Imagine a mob coming and taking you and your kids.

The phrase "Let them eat cake" is often attributed to Marie Antoinette, but there is no evidence that she ever uttered it, and it is now generally regarded as a journalistic cliché.[218] This phrase originally appeared in Book VI of the first part of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's autobiographical work Les Confessions, finished in 1767 and published in 1782: "Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d'une grande princesse à qui l'on disait que les paysans n'avaient pas de pain, et qui répondit: Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" ("Finally I recalled the stop-gap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: 'Let them eat brioche'"). Rousseau ascribes these words to a "great princess", but the purported writing date precedes Marie Antoinette's arrival in France. Some think that he invented it altogether.

She also utter a truly badassed phrase even knowing she was about to be beheaded. Her last words are recorded as, "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l'ai pas fait exprès." or "Pardon me, sir, I did not do it on purpose.", after accidentally stepping on her executioner's shoe.[210]

Utter jealously and envy is what killed that woman, something liberals are good at stoking among the poor.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 09:26 AM | Reply

en.wikipedia.org

#9 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 09:27 AM | Reply

Melania would look so beautiful with these jewels draped across her chest when receiving dignitaries for state dinners. It would be an investment into the Royal Family of the United States.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-15 09:32 AM | Reply

"...something liberals are good at stoking among the poor." - #8 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 09:26 AM

"I hope you liberals arent go broadbrush all republicans with this, are you?" - #1 | Posted by boaz at 2018-10-23 06:35 PM

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-15 09:33 AM | Reply

So, Hans, who in the liberal movement would be the ones to incite the poor against the rich for the coming revolution?

#12 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 11:18 AM | Reply

"...who in the liberal movement would be the ones to incite the poor against the rich..." - #12 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 11:18 AM

The "liberal movement?"

"I hope you liberals arent go broadbrush all republicans with this, are you?" - #1 | Posted by boaz at 2018-10-23 06:35 PM
"...for the coming revolution..."

What "coming revolution"?

Other than in your infertile imagination, that is.

#13 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-15 11:22 AM | Reply

"So, Hans, who in the liberal movement would be the ones to incite the poor against the rich for the coming revolution?"

The "rich" don't fight in revolutions their hired guns; the police do the fighting for them. The most recent example of "revolution" would be the Bundys and their buddies refusing to obey the lawful authority of BLM, even aiming rifles at BLM officers. WEre they left wingers BOAZ?

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-15 11:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Memo to Boaz:

www.youtube.com

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-11-15 11:44 AM | Reply

"...the coming revolution?" - #12 | Posted by boaz at 2018-11-15 11:18 AM

Sometime I would really enjoy hearing what this "coming revolution" is supposed to look like.

I know most of my immediate neighbors, and know that some are registered Democrats, and some are registered Republicans. But in this "coming revolution," does one side ask to see a voter registration card before deciding whether to open fire or not?

And in this "coming revolution," are neighbors who know each other supposed to just start shooting each other? For what?

What's particularly funny is boaz' Clayton Bigsby approach. As if that will somehow protect him and his family from "revolutionaries" who see color first and foremost, and who believe in "kill them all and let God sort it out."

#16 | Posted by Hans at 2018-11-15 11:51 AM | Reply

I remember that a dress in the French court was supposed to cost the yearly wadge of a peasant. Most jewelers recoil from the use of "blood diamonds". Yet this jewelry more than likely killed more via starvation and violent repression. BTW, the revolution led to another bloodthirsty tyrant after the terror. Sounds like an utter failure to me.

#17 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-15 01:34 PM | Reply

#17 | POSTED BY DOCNJO AT 2018-11-15 01:34 PM | FLAG: You attribute a lot of power to inanimate objects.

#18 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-11-15 02:35 PM | Reply

#18 | Posted by MSgt They are symbols of a decadent and insulated ruling class. The French revolution like most revolutions led to something much worse.

#19 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-11-15 04:57 PM | Reply

I wish Trump would buy these jewels and then let Ivanka and Melania fight over them. Ivanka could have knock offs done in China for women who consider themselves regal that they could wear shopping or visiting their poorer relatives. She could call them....where's that ap???? Damn it!

#20 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-16 08:07 AM | Reply

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