Pearl and diamond pendant owned by Marie Antoinette before she was beheaded during the French Revolution
It went for $32 million in a 2018 Sotheby’s auction.
Pearls come in many different colors and sizes, and these variables help determine their value.
Celebrities like Rihanna, Uma Thurman, and Cardi B all adorned themselves in pearls for last year’s Met Gala.
Pearls have been a symbol of elegance and class for centuries. The Maharajas of India and European queens adorned themselves with pearls, a symbol of their prestige.
Marie Antoinette’s pearl was part of a diamond-studded pendant, and it has important historical significance, which increased its value. But there are several other factors that determine the value of a pearl.