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Thursday, 13 September 2007
Archduke Joseph diamond. In June, 1961, a diamond that formerly beČlonged to the Archduke Joseph of Austria came up for auction at the well-known London auction house of Sotheby's. It was described as "a magnificent diamond of elongated cushion shape and of mixed cutting, weighing 78.54 carats." According to Sotheby's catalog of the jewel sale, it was believed to be the largest unČmounted diamond of this quality ever to be offered at auction in Great Britain. It failed to reach its reserve and was withdrawn. Present owner unknown.
 
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