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Famous French diamond sells for $15million at auction

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:21

Christie's in Geneva sells the famous French diamond ''Le Grand Mazarin,'' and a flawless D-color emerald-cut diamond necklace dubbed ''the most beautiful diamond in the world'' at an auction on Tuesday night. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A famous diamond, linked to French royalty, was sold for nearly $15 million at auction in Geneva on Tuesday (November 14). "Le Grand Mazarin", a 19 carats pink diamond, belonged to the French crown for more than 200 years and was part of its crown jewels. Another key sale at the auction was a 163 carat flawless D-color emerald-cut diamond necklace, known as "Creation 1", sold for $33,500,000. It was the largest of its kind to ever be auctioned. François Curiel, Christie's' Chairman Europe and Asia said that his company sold $118 million during the auction and described it as a 'great night.'

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Famous French diamond sells for $15million at auction

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:21