Emerald Tiara Smashes Auction Records

An emerald and diamond tiara sold for $12.76 million, the
highest price ever achieved for a tiara, at the Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent
& Noble Jewels sale May 17.


Photo courtesy of Sothebys

The tiara was formerly in the Collection of Princess
Katharina Henckel von Donnersmarck. The $12.76 million sale also set auction
records for a piece of emerald jewelry.

The auction totaled over $89 million in sales.

Also doing well was a 10.99 ct.
fancy intense pink diamond
, which sold for $10.8 million. That is the third highest price ever for a pink diamond, and the ninth highest price for a diamond ever at auction.

Photos courtesy of Sothebys

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