The Affair of the Diamond Necklace Contributed To Marie Antoinette's Downfall

The scam caused the French queen's reputation to further deteriorate.

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  • The diamond necklace and its intended recipient, Madame du Barry.

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  • Portrait of Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte, the mastermind behind the Affair of the Diamond Necklace.

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