Monday, 8 October 2012

Xmas is coming...



Once part of the collection of the Archduke Joseph of Austria (1872-1962), the diamond, weighing 76,02 carats and mined at the legendary Indian Golkonda mine, is expected to reach between 9.3 million and 12.4 million pounds at an auction on November 13 in Geneva.
The colourless gem, which is about the size of a domino and more than half an inch thick, is to be exhibited from October 13 in New York, Hong Kong and Geneva before the auction in Switzerland on November 13.

The diamond has the same provenance as other illustrious jewels including the Koh-i-noor – part of the crown jewels held in the Tower of London – and the Regent, believed by many to be the finest diamond in the French crown jewels and now in the Louvre museum in Paris.

All three jewels come from the now closed Golconda mines, which produced the purest gems, Mr Lunel said.
The Archduke Joseph Diamond

It's on my list...

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