Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Beau Sancy" diamond auctioned for 9 million Swiss francs

Ooh, I love diamonds. Who doesn't?!

Now here's a diamond that will have everyone drooling. A diamond coveted by kings, queens and princes for centuries, used to reinforce alliances between nations and pawned to pay off royal debts sold for 9 million Swiss francs ($9.57 million) at Sotheby's in Geneva on Tuesday night.

The auction house called the "Beau Sancy" diamond "one of the most important historic diamonds ever to come to auction", reflecting its role in the fluctuating fortunes of Europe's royal families for more than 400 years.

More history about the "Beau Sancy" diamond..Diamond at heart of royal Europe goes for $9.5 mil

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