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Did Marie Antoinette ever wear the Hope Diamond?

It is highly unlikely that Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, or anyone else in the French Royal family ever wore the French Blue. At the time, the diamond was set within the elaborate Order of the Golden Fleece emblem, which functioned not as a traditional piece of jewelry but rather served as a symbol of the king’s power (Post and Farges 2014).

Creator Martin van Meytens
Source Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of Marie Antoinette from 1767

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