Queen Pearls's necklace - Double row
Versailles Jewellery Collection
This necklace is inspired by one worn by Marie-Antoinette in a portrait painted by Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Le-Brun in 1788. This portait was intended to glorify the queen, who was enduring a terrible defamation campaign at the time.
In the painting, Marie-Antoinette appears sumptuously dressed in blue and white, decked out in pearls and an aigrette of precious stones. The royal crown, symbol of her legitimacy, lies near her on a cushion.