16 mai 2012

UN BRILIANT AL MONARHILOR EUROPENI de Alexe Rau

Beau Sancy diamond


   Briliantul "Beau Sancy", deţinut de monarhi europeni, a fost vândut pe data de 15 mai la licitaţia din Geneva a Casei Internaţionale de licitaţii Sotheby’s la preţul de 10 mln dolari.
   Ziarul The Guardian relatează că pentru a obţine dreptul de a intra in posesia briliantului au intrat in competiţie cinci cumpărători, numele cărora nu au fost date publicităţii.
   "Beau Sancy"  împodobea coroana Mariei de Medici din 1610 când ea a devenit regină a Franţei.În 1631 ea l-a vândut familiei regale din Ţările de Jos.Apoi diamantul s-a aflat în Anglia,iar în 1701 a intrat în posesia regelui prusac Frederisk I.Descendenţii acestuia păstrau briliantul până în zilele noastre.
     guardian.co.uk
  

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