Mughal necklace on sale for $2,000,000
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Mughal necklace on sale for $2,000,000

Mughal necklace on sale for $2,000,000
Christies, the global renowned auction house is all. Geared up to hold their latest auction for the world's ever largest Golconda Diamond very soon. The super rare piece would go under the hammer in the Swiss city of Geneva and is most likely to fetch the auction house a whopping price of around $2,000,000. Reportedly the magnificent pendant necklace set has the names of great Indian Mughal Emperors Akbar and Jahangir engraved on it. Interestingly the Western world has been fascinated with the diamonds ever since it was introduced by the celebrated French traveller and gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. As per sources, during the 17th century when the great artist had travelled to India he carried with himself great memories about the country as well as the stunning spellbinding stock of the precious metal which delighted the entire French court. Reportedly upon seeing those beautiful sparklers, the awestruck French King Louis XIV addressed them as 'pools of crystal water' since the diamonds possessed extraordinary transparency. The transparency of these diamonds is a prominent feature of precious stones soured from Golconda.

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These rare Golconda diamonds, also referred to as “Diamonds of first Water” have several interesting facts associated with them. Apparently this particular name has been characterised by the almost crystal clear appearance that defines their supreme quality and a degree of transparency rarely seen in other precious stones. Reports even suggest that they are the purest form of diamonds which are often graded as Type IIa diamonds. Interestingly this special precious metal represents less than merely 2% of the global production of gem quality diamonds. Regarding the features of this unique rare piece, it resembles a cushion shaped diamond and the emerald pendent necklace possesses two important Golconda diamonds, weighing about 40.05 and 6.76 carats respectively. This antique necklace centrepiece also consists of a huge size largest Golconda diamond which has ever been available for auction before.  
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