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Marie Antoinette pearl auctioned for record $36m

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The star lot at Sotheby's Geneva show was bought after a fierce bidding war. It had been valued at about $2m.

It was part of a major collection of jewellery sold by Italy's royal Bourbon-Parma house.

Some of the jewels had not been seen in public for 200 years.

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