A 400-year-old diamond known as "Beau Sancy" is going on the auction block at Sothebys. This gem is one of the world's oldest diamonds that belongs to a private owner.
The stunning 400-year-old diamond is 34.98 carats. Have you ever heard of it before? Can you imagine what this pear cut gem is going to sell for? Experts expect it to go for at least $4 million. That is a lot of money, but this is a whole lot of diamond as well. Will you bid when it goes on the block on May 14 in Geneva?
Of the gem, Sotheby's jewelry chairman David Bennett said, "It has a fascinating history, and really is a once-in-a-lifetime sale. When it was made in the 16th century, the pear cut was new, bold, and so it became the most sought-after jewel of its era. Before the 'Beau Sancy' all diamonds were rudimentary."
In addition to a beautiful bauble, the buyer will also get a stone that was once owned by French King Henri IV who bought it for his wife Maria de' Medici. Who do you think will purchase the famous "Beau Sancy?"
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