Rare pink diamond sells for $39 million at auction
A rare pink diamond once owned by Indian royalty has sold for $39.3 million at auction in New York City. The price for the 34.65-carat diamond that sold at Christie's on Tuesday was the second-highest ever for a jewel sold at auction. The seller and buyer were anonymous. The gem nicknamed the Princie Diamond was discovered 300 years ago in the Golconda mines in India. It once belonged to the ...
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Princie Diamond Sells for $39.3 Million
A 34.65-carat pink diamond nicknamed the Princie sold at Christie's in New York for $39.3 million—the second-highest price ever paid for a jewel at auction.
Holy Grail of Rare Books, Hymnal Could Fetch $30M
A rare psalm book from 1640 could fetch between $15 million to $30 million at a Sotheby’s auction on Nov. 26 in New York. “It’s going to be far and away the most expensive book ever sold,” David Redden, vice chairman of Sotheby’s auction house,...
Photos: Crick's Nobel Medal Sold for $2M
The1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine awarded to Dr. Francis Crick sold for $2.27 million, including a buyer's premium, on April 11, 2013 through Heritage Auctions. Jack Wang, the CEO of biomedical firm Biomobie in Shanghai, who flew into New York for the auction, was the highest bidder. Drs. James Watson and Maurice Wilkins were also awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of DNA.
DNA Letter Sells for Record $5.3 Million
A letter written by Dr. Francis Crick to his son explaining the structure of DNA has sold for a record $5.3 million at Christie’s auction house in New York City despite being predicted to fetch only between $1-2 million. According to Christie’s, the letter, purchased...