les bijoux les plus prestigieux ont été réalisés pour servir d'ornement aux épouses richissimes

purplepanther

Senior Member
England, English
Hi everyone,

In the following paragraph i'm not sure what is meant by 'été réalisés', as the dictionary definitions don't seem to fit the context and i would rather be inclined to use the verb 'use'. Also, i'm struggling with the meaning of 'aux épouses richissimes":

"Avec les richesses de l'Afrique, les bijoux les plus prestigieux ont été réalisés pour servir d'ornement aux tetes couronnées et aux épouses richissimes"

Would this be correct:

From the riches of Africa, the most prestigious jewels were used to adorn crowned heads and those of extremely wealthy partners.

The last part sounds wrong to me...
 
  • floise

    Senior Member
    U.S.;English
    Hi purplepanther,

    '...the most prestigious jewels were created to embellish crowned heads and ultra-rich wives.'

    floise
     
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