GENEVA.- An employee shows the Beau Sancy diamond, 34.98 carat, at Sothebys auction house in Zurich, Switzerland. Marie de Medici wore it at her coronation as Queen Consort of Henry IV in 1610, and now the Beau Sancy diamond is a lavish accessory owned by an anonymous bidder who paid US $9.7 million (7.6 million euro) for it at Sotheby’s auction in Geneva Tuesday May 15, 2012. The spring auction season for jewelry and watches is upon Geneva, where elegant lakefront hotels fill with well-heeled buyers and bidders in a scene far removed from the debate over European austerity. AP Photo / Keystone, Alessandro Della Bella.
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GENEVA.- An employee shows the Murat Tiara crown at Sothebys auction house in Zurich, Switzerland. The Murat Tiara, was auctioned for US $3.87 million in Geneva, Tuesday May 15, 2012. The pearl-and-diamond tiara was created for the marriage of a prince whose ancestors included the husband of Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleons sister. AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Alessandro Della Bella.