Record breaking jewellery sale at Sothebys

The Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale at Sotheby’s Geneva achieved £103 million; the most valuable jewellery auction ever.

A 8.72-carat cushion-cut pink diamond, believed to have once belonged to Napoleon I’s niece Princess Mathilde of Bonaparte and hidden away in a safe since the 1940s, sold for 14.81 million Swiss francs (£10.3 million).

Also in the sale were 17 items from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe’

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