Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Louis XIV, Napoleon diamond to be auctioned

A pink diamond once set in the crowns of French kings and emperors will go under the hammer at Christies in Geneva next month. "Le Grand Mazarin" a 19.07-carat light pink diamond, was a gift to Louis XIV in 1661 and was set in the crowns of almost all of the monarchs and emperors of France who followed.

The golconda diamond is an old mine brilliant-cut. The type IIa diamond is Light Pink, VS2. It is estimated at $6m to $9m.