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Unknown for 1.5 million dollars bought a necklace of Catherine the Great

November 18 2005

For 1, 535 million sold a diamond necklace of Catherine the Great in the auction auction house «Sotheby's» in Geneva.
Who became his owner is not known.

Necklace was made in the second half of XVIII century. Its cost was estimated to be 1,5-2,5 million Swiss francs (1,15-1,95 million dollars).

Collier is a tape of the 27 largest diamonds in silver, faceted way to "cushion", framed it with the two sides of smaller diamonds. Diamond clasp necklace is made and which is executed in the form of a bow.

In Moscow it was forwarded during the First World War, along with other valuables confiscated by the Soviet authorities. Part of the imperial collection, including necklaces, in 1925, was sold to a syndicate of British and American traders.

In 1927, in London at an auction it was purchased by a local jeweler, who then resold it to a private collector. Since then it has been in private hands, and it is rumored that in recent years belonged to one of the royal families of Western Europe, according to

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