Saturday, 29 May 2021

Royal jewels fetch high prices

Jewelry worn by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte's adopted daughter sold for $1.65m. The nine imperial jewels adorned with sapphires and diamonds were from the collection of his adopted daughter Stephanie de Beauharnais. A sapphire crown worn by Queen Mary II of Portugal blew past estimates and sold for $1.95m.
A rectangular white 100.94-carat diamond called the Spectacle sold for $14.1m. The internally flawless diamond is the largest stone ever to have been cut in Russia.

Monday, 3 May 2021