“Beau Sancy” diamond

27 04 2012

In diamond news …. oh I know, we’re all SO flush we can consider such flippant purchases …

THE 400-year-old Beau Sancy, one of the world’s oldest and most-storied diamonds in private hands, is up for sale at Sotheby’s auction house.

Weighing in at 34.98 carats, the sparkling pear-cut gem is estimated to be worth up to $US4 million ($3.87 million).

Those who don’t have the money to buy the jewel can see it on display ahead of next month’s sale.

Cut from the famous gem mines in the Indian city of Golconda, the diamond made its way through four royal European families and once belonged to Queen Marie de Medici of France.

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More information here; with the beautiful image below:

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This is the site for the Sotheby’s auction.



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