Dec 11, 2008

Wittlesbach Diamond: BFF Material...


Ahhh.... savvy gals, if I don't believe diamonds are a gal's best friend, I do now. I think I just found my new BFF. Couple of days ago in London this little beauty was auctioned by Christie's for a mere $24.26 million.

This diamond was first recorded in 1666 when King Philip IV of Spain gave his daughter as part of her dowry for her marriage to Leopole I of Austria. After her death, her husband kept the diamond until the marriage of his granddaughter to the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Since the family name is Wittlesbach, the diamond is renamed the Wittlesbach diamond. The family kept the diamond until WWI. With such royal history, she is anything but common. ~ definitely BFF material!

image: christie's, telegraph

17 comments:

  1. OH YEAH...I'll be friends with that little nugget!

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  2. wow what a diamond! she can be my BFF any time ;o)
    muah
    marian

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  3. So stunning ... they are having diamond exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum and I can't wait to go see it ... after I am done with finals.

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  4. I showed BF this diamond and he just tried to ignore me.

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  5. $24.26 million??? That would be an amazing heirloom!

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  6. Holy!!

    Look at the size of the stone!!!! I mean,,, isn't that HUGE or what????

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  7. I love history and I love sparkle. That is the perfection.

    juliet xxx

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  8. You know this is the kind of back story that I love!

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  9. ooh la la! I'm in love...and drooling!
    The bigger the better!

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  10. It's humongous! I've never seen that effect through the table.

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