Photo Courtesy of Black Starr & Frost
They say that a man should spend three month's salary on an engagement ring
, so who do you have to date to win over one of the world’s most famous and historic diamonds, the Archduke Joseph? Well seeing as this jaw-dropping, 76.02 carat D color (the most colorless variety of diamond) Internally Flawless Golconda diamond just made history at Christie’s Geneva by selling for $18.8 million we are thinking your only option is a prince (sorry ladies, Bill Gates is already taken.)
Chairman of Black, Starr & Frost, Alfredo J. Molina, remarked, “The Archduke Joseph Diamond is considered the finest and largest perfect Golconda diamond ever to appear at auction, with a noble lineage and royal provenance literally 'Fit for a Queen.' I was privileged to be its guardian and champion for the past 13 years, but now it is time for the Archduke to continue on its immortal journey."