Friday 23rd March 2018

The Farnese Blue will Appear on the Market for the First Time

[Sotheby's - 22 March 2018] "One of the foremost historic diamonds – The Farnese Blue – will appear on the market for the first time in history this spring.  

Given to Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain (1692-1766), the legendary diamond has subsequently passed down through four of the most important royal families in Europe: Spain, France, Italy and Austria.

The 6.16-carat pear-shaped fancy dark grey-blue diamond blue diamond- will be offered in Sotheby’s sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels (15 May, Geneva) with an estimate of CHF 3.5 - 5 million (US$ 3,690,000 - 5,270,000)."

“It is difficult to put into words the excitement of holding between thumb and forefinger a gem discovered centuries ago, knowing it originated in the legendary Golconda diamond mines of India,” said David Bennett, chair of Sotheby’s international jewellery division. Read More about the Farnese Blue

Photo and video courtesy: Sotheby’s

 

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