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This is a diamond coveted by kings and queens for centuries. And at Sotheby's in Geneva, several elite fought for the right to call it their own. The Beau Sancy is a 35 carat modified pear double rose cut diamond, previously owned by royals from France, the Netherlands, England and Prussia. And its newest owner won the bidding war for a regal hammer price of $9.7 million (approx Rs 52 crore).
Sotheby's Europe Co-Chairman, Philipp von Wurtemberg, in a Reuters report said, "It's the most beautiful stone for me, I mean, I fell in love with that stone when I saw it first, it's the cut, it's the history and it's unique because it's historically the oldest stone we ever sold on auction". A good price for 400 years of history, we think.
Check out the Beau Sancy diamond here:
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