Diamond Necklace: Led to a Controversial Affair
However in the mean time, Louis XV died and du Barry was banished from the court by Lois XVI; and now there was no one to buy the necklace. The Parisians thought that the new Queen would buy the necklace however, she denied it. Rumor has it that it was because initially the necklace was made for someone else.A con artist named Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois came into the picture now; she devised a plan to use the necklace to gain wealth. She was married to an officer of the gendarmes, the soi-disant comte de la Motte, and later in March 1974 she became the mistress of Cardinal de Rohan who was regarded with displeasure by the Queen because of having spread rumors about the Queen behavior with her formidable mother who was the Australian Empress.History has it that diamond necklaces have always been considered as the best gift for your lady love and also as a status symbol. After all who can forget the controversial Affair of the Diamond Necklace?Here the story in a nutshell – In 1772, Louis XV of France planned to make a diamond necklace for Madame du Barry, with whom he was infatuated. It was being planned to be made by the Parisian Jewelers for an estimated cost of 2 million Livres.