Farnese Blue diamond goes for $6.7 million at auction

For 300 years the 6.16ct dark grey Blue pear originating from the famous Golconda mine in India has passed through the generations. The gem was first given to Elisabeth Farnese, daughter of the Duke of Parma, in 1715 when she married Phillip V of Spain, the grandson of France’s Kink Louise XIV.  The diamond was sold as part of the Sothebys sale of magnificent jewels and noble jewels in Geneva on the 15th of May 2018. Its rich journey and history were uncovered through a detailed inventory of family jewels compiled by Maria Anna von Habsburg—Archduchess of Austria—the wife of Elias of Bourborn, Duke of Parma. Duke Elias was the last known owner of the Farnese Blue diamond, having inherited it from his father, Robert I, after his death.