One Year ago today the 76-carat Archduke Joseph diamond fetched $21.5 million at Christie’s Geneva on November 13, 2012. HOLY SMOKES ! A 76 carat diamond ? that is clearly not being used for an engagement ring so what is it used for ?!
On November 13, 2012 the legendary Archduke Joseph Diamond sold for $21.5 million at Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels action. The 76-carat diamond was the property of the Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Palatine of Hungary (1872-1962). The D-color and internally-flawless clarity diamond was named after the Archduke, who was the great-grandson of Emperor Leopold II and King Louis Philippe of France through his father and mother respectively.