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Farnese blue diamond goes on sale after 300 years

LONDON: The historically important Farnese Blue diamond, which was passed down through European royal families for some 300 years, is to go on sale for the first time next month, auctioneers Sotheby’s said. Expected to fetch between $3.7…

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record

NEW YORK: Michael Schumacher's Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby's said. The seven-time world champion's 2001 Ferrari F2001 sparked…

World’s biggest uncut diamond sells for $53m

LONDON: British jeweller Graff said on Tuesday it has purchased the world's largest uncut diamond -- roughly the size of a tennis ball -- for $53 million (44.5 million euros). Canadian miner Lucara Diamond sold to Graff the…

World’s largest uncut diamond fails to sell in London

LONDON: The world's largest uncut diamond failed to sell at auction in London on Wednesday after the bids fell short of the reserve price The Lesedi La Rona, a 1,109-carat, tennis ball-sized gem found in Botswana, had been predicted to sell…