The Hortensia Diamond is a pale pink, orange diamond that was originally part of the jewel collection of the French Crown. It was lost/stolen with all of the other gems in Marie Antoinette's collection during the French Revolution. A man named Depeyron confessed its secret location while on the chopping block facing execution. The diamond gets its name from Hortense de Beauharnais the Queen of Holland who wore the diamond. It was also mounted on the epaulette braid of Napoleon for a short…
The key to the Petit Trianon, given to Marie-Antoinette by her husband Louis XVI in June of 1774. When he gave it to her there was a ribbon on it with 531 diamonds. I’d like to think he’s the one who made the key too, I could see him doing that.
The dried heart of Louis Charles, the second son of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. In 2000 mitochondrial DNA tests were done, using hair samples from Marie-Antoinette and her sisters, their mother, Maria Theresa, and two living direct descendants. The tests proved that the mother of the child was of the Habsburg family and that probably the heart was that of Louis-Charles. It was buried in the Basilica on 8 June 2004 between his parents.
This is Versailles: The Death of the Lost King of France