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#1 Hum

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:01

The Beau Sancy, a 34.98 carat diamond that will be put on sale by Sotheby's auction house in Geneva next month, is presented in Paris, Monday April 23, 2012. The Beau Sancy diamond, a stone of historical importance with a royal provenance stretching back to Marie de Medicis is estimated between two and four million dollars, (1.5 to 3 million Euros)

Diamond website overabillion.com says the Beau Sancy gets its name from 16th century French financier and diplomat Nicholas Harlay de Sancy. The gem is described as a "perfect, colorless, rounded pear-shaped diamond."

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:10

Purdy

It may have been cut 400 years ago, but I assure you it was spit out of a kimberlite pipe millions, if not billions, of years before that ;)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:12

3 million, 6 million, whatever the price -- I'd get tired of looking at, quick. :laugh:

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:26

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Source? Just curious.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:32

^ Sorry I slipped --- fixed. :)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 22:48

There's a curse that comes along with that diamon... all though it is a good curse... If you buy that diamond, you never have to hear your girl talk again :p



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