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The pear shaped "Beau Sancy" diamond will be among the large collection of gems to go to auction at Sotheby's in Geneva in the next few days.  The "Beau Sancy", a magnificent colourless pear shaped 35 carat diamond has an illustrous royal history.  This precious stone's history has association with the Bourbons, the Stuarts, the House of Orange and the Hohenzollerns. It's royal history began when it was purchased by King Henri IV of France, and adorned the top of the crown of his wife, Queen Marie de Medici.  Queen Marie was the last queen of France to be crowned as Henri IV was assasinated soon after her coronation and the crowning of queens was thereafter looked upon as unlucky in that kingdom.  The diamond was given to their daughter Queen Henriette Marie (Henrietta Maria), wife of Charles I of England and Scotland, who passed it on to her daughter Princess Mary Stuart, wife of William II of Orange.  Mary pawned the diamond to help her brother Charles II in his fight to regain his father's lost throne and the diamond came into the posession of the royal family of Prussia, and became the center-piece of the Prussian royal crown.

Another important royal gem in this auction is a yellow diamond that once belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Jacobite pretender to the English throne more widely known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie".

http://royalnewsblog.com/2012/05/historic-beau-sancy-gem-for-sale-next-week/

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This diamond is indeed very beautiful. The Hohenzollerns probably face some serious financial troubles if they are selling a gem that once adorned the Prussian crown...
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The Beau Sancy diamond was sold at auction by the Hohenzollerns to a buyer whose identity was not disclosed.  The Beau Sancy which sold for the equivalent of 9.7 million U.S. dollars, has been in royal hands ever since it adorned the crown of Marie de Medici. 

Other royal jewels sold at this incredible auction included the 7.3 carat yellow diamond of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Prince Charles Edward Stuart) which sold for the equivalent of 968,085 U.S. dollars, the pearl and diamond tiara created for the wedding of Prince Alexandre Murat to Yvonne Gillois in 1920 by the French House of Chaumet for the equivalent of 3.6 million dollars.  This tiara included one of the largest natural pearls ever recorded.

http://www.repost.us/article-preview/#!hash=2ea0c00eab2a8f9ec3ad274931f83f04



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144251/Extraordinary-gem-worn-Marie-Medici-sold-tomorrow-2-5m.html

(first link might not work, just copy and paste into your browser)


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Ethio,
Are you saying that the Bonnie Pretender's diamond went for nearly a trillion dollars?

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Ethio,
Are you saying that the Bonnie Pretender's diamond went for nearly a trillion dollars?

 


Good heavens no.  It's a beautiful stone, but not that beautiful.  Post corrected.

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"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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