For hundreds of years historians and novelists have been fascinated and mystified by the Queen's necklace. Four years before the French Revolution, these priceless diamonds were purchased in elaborate secrecy from the court jeweler of France, presumably for Marie Antoinette. The necklace, not yet paid for, was delivered to Cardinal Prince de Rohan, first prelate to the Church of France. He in turn gave it to the Countess de la Motte-Valois, who claimed to be working for the Queen. It was then handed to a messenger and there upon vanished, never to be seen again.
The Queen's Necklace Frances Mossiker Copyright 1961, First Edition 620 pages 9.25"h x 6.25"w