Farnese blue diamond goes on sale after 300 years of royal history

Farnese blue diamond goes on sale after 300 years of royal history

The Farnese Blue diamond which is historically famous and has passed down through royal European families for more than 300 years is supposed to be put up for sale for the first time in next month as shared by the famous auctioneer Sotheby.

Estimated to garner a price between $3.7 and 5.3 million, it weighs 6.1 carats, the color of the stone is dark grey-blue originated from the Golconda diamond mines of India. It was first gifted to the daughter of the Duke of Parma- Elisabeth Farnese during his marriage to Philip V of Spain in the year 1715.

Having been passed down through more than seven generations and as their descendants got married into various other European families it traveled across Europe from Spain to France, Italy, and Austria.

As shared by Sotheby all this time this diamond was kept hidden in a royal jewelry box, no one except the close relatives and the family jewelers only knew about its presence.

This famous stone will be put on display for sale at Sotheby’s Geneva Jewelry sale on 15 May.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on April 7, 2018

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