The “Blue Farnese” diamond, a blue-colored pear-shaped diamond, weighing 6.16 carats, fetched about $ 6.7 million, during an auction mounted by Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland.
This diamond spent nearly 300 years traveling the royal palaces of Europe and was in the crown of the last queens of France before the revolution of 1789.
The diamond dates back to King Philip V of Spain who presented it as a wedding gift to Elizabeth Farnes, daughter of the Duke of Parma in Italy in 1715 AD.
Since this date, it was inherited by four European royal families, and it moved between Spain, France, Italy, and Austria.
According to Sotheby’s, the diamond was part of the crown of Queen Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France before the French Revolution.
Translated by Ahmed Moamar