If you happen to follow the diamond industry at all, you will be quite aware of a very famous auction to take place beginning May 14, 2012. This particular year holds special interests for jewelry or diamond enthusiasts due to a very rare called the Beau Sancy Diamond.
It is not only because it has been around since the 15th century, or the fact that has a history that reads like the travels of a gypsy. This diamond is massive coming in at almost 35 carats and worth as much as an estimated 4 million dollars in anticipation of the impending auction.
Sotheby’s Geneva that has plans to auction this magnificent specimen of pure elegance and stunning beauty. The Beau Sancy has a rich history full of rags to riches references. After its discovery, Henry IV gave this decadent piece to Marie de Médicis, his wife at the time, in 1604. (Her expression would have been a priceless work of photographic history.)
After the King was assassinated, Marie fled to the Netherlands where she elected to pawn Diamond Beau Sancy. From then to present times, this diamond has traveled through hands of pawnbrokers and back to royalty. For the diamond industry, this year has already been a remarkable experience.
Aside from the auctioning of the Beau Sancy Diamond, a pink diamond has been located in Australia. So rare is this find that it is being haled as one that may never be witnessed in our lifetime. With over 12 carats of rough diamond, only the person responsible for cutting this precious stone will know of its brilliance and clarity during the creation of what is most likely to be the find of the century.
- His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Selling the Historical Diamond, Beau Sancy. (royalcorrespondent.com)
- Australia unearths country’s largest pink diamond (cnn.com)
- Sotheby’s Geneva to Auction One of the World’s Most Desirable Stones (pinkdiamondsgirl.wordpress.com)
- Sun-Drop Diamond Sets Record at Sotheby’s (raymondleejewelersblog.com)
- Liz Taylor’s $11.8 Million Dog-Chewed Pearl Tops Record Gem Sale (businessweek.com)