The Famous Beau Sancy Diamond Sold to an Anonymous Buyer for $9.7 million (VIDEO)

On May 15, 2012, the famous Beau Sancy diamond, owned (until this afternoon) by His Imperial and Royal Highness Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, was sold at auction for $9.7 million at Sotheby’s in Geneva, Switzerland.  At the end of the auction, Mr. Philipp Herzog von Wuerttenberg, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, was overheard stating, “You are buying a historic work of art… you are not buying a diamond.”

At this time the individual who purchased the beautiful 35-carat diamond remains anonymous.  Click here to read an article from the Washington Post.

To learn more about other items that were on auction please click here.

Sources: Agence France Press and Washington Post