A 19th century rare Indian diamond ‘Archduke Joseph diamond’, named after its first owner Archduke Joseph August of Austria, was sold at world record price of $ 21.5 million (about Rs. 118 crore) at an auction in Geneva. The auction for 76 carat diamond was conducted by Christie, a very established auction house.
The diamond was possibly mined at Golconda or Kollur mines near Hyderabad. Two other world famous diamonds mined here are Koh-i-noor and Hope. Koh-i-noor is among the British Crown Queen Jewels and the Hope diamond is displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in U.S.
However, the buyer of ‘Archduke Joseph diamond’ remained anonymous.
Have a look at the gorgeous diamond: