Offbeat Heart-shaped diamond sells for record $15 million

17:48  18 may  2017
17:48  18 may  2017 Source:   AFP

Woman finds 2.65-carat diamond within minutes at state park

  Woman finds 2.65-carat diamond within minutes at state park Officials at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas said Victoria Brodski, 25, found the second largest diamond this yearVictoria Brodski, 25, of Tulsa, was searching for diamonds with her family for 10 minutes when she found a shiny rock that she originally thought was a piece of glass. She put the rock in her pocket and went to the Diamond Discovery Center a few hours later where officials said she had discovered a 2.65-carat diamond.

The largest flawless heart - shaped diamond has sold for nearly $ 15 million in Geneva Wednesday, breaking a world record in its category, auction house Christie’s said. The 92-carat diamond forms the centrepiece of a necklace of cultured pearls.

Geneva, Switzerland: The largest flawless heart - shaped diamond has sold for nearly $ 15 million in Geneva Wednesday, breaking a world record in its category, auction house Christie's said. The 92-carat diamond forms the centre-piece of a necklace of cultured pearls.

The 92-carat heart-shaped diamond was sold for a world record $14.99 million © Provided by AFP The 92-carat heart-shaped diamond was sold for a world record $14.99 million The largest flawless heart-shaped diamond has sold for nearly $15 million in Geneva Wednesday, breaking a world record in its category, auction house Christie's said.

The 92-carat diamond forms the centre-piece of a necklace of cultured pearls.

The sale price of around $14.99 million (around 13.45 million euros) is a world record for heart shaped diamonds, Christie's spokeswoman Alexandra Kindermann told AFP.

The piece was designed by Boehmer et Bassenge who have taken over the name of one of the greatest French jewellers of the 18th century.

It is now run by an Antwerp-based dimaond merchant.

The previous record for a heart-shaped diamond was set in 2011 when a 56.15-carat rock sold for $10.9 million.

Ring Purchased At Garage Sale May Be Worth Almost Half A Million Dollars .
Shopping at garage sales can be hit or miss, but one lucky customer is cashing in on a major find.  Southeby’s will auction off a sparkly cocktail ring a woman bought at a car boot sale in 1980s England next month with a starting bid of £250,000 (roughly $325,000). She had thought for decades that it was costume jewelry and wore it without a care in the world, revealed the owner, who declined to be named publicly, the auction house said this week.The woman had purchased the piece for £10 at a garage sale at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth in west London, according to Sotheby’s.

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