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Christie's to Auction Archduke Joseph Diamond

Sep 21, 2012 12:03 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... Christie’s Geneva will auction the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond on November 13. This 76.02-carat, D, IF Golconda diamond is the top lot of the fall jewelry auction season for Christie's. The Archduke Joseph Diamond is expected to achieve ''in the region of $15 million to $25 million,'' according to the auction house.archduke

François Curiel, the international head of Christie's jewelry department, said, ''The magic of auction sometimes brings back great gems to our salerooms more than once.

''The Archduke Joseph Diamond created a sensation when Christie’s Geneva offered it for sale the first time in November 1993, where it realized $6.5 million – the equivalent of $10.5 million today,'' Curiel said.

''This November we have the privilege to give both new and established collectors the opportunity to own a piece of history once again,'' he said.

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