First Look: The Farnese Blue – Witness to 300 Years of European History

Get a First Look at one of the most important historic diamonds in the world. Given to Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, The Farnese Blue has passed down through four of Europe’s most important royal families. Emerging onto the market for the first time in three centuries, it is a highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming sale Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels (15 May, Geneva).

More from Sotheby's

Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos & news.
Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox.

By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails.

We use our own and third party cookies to enable you to navigate around our Site, use its features and engage on social media, and to allow us to perform analytics, remember your preferences, provide services that you have requested and produce content and advertisements tailored to your interests, both on our Site as well as others. For more information, or to learn how to change your cookie or marketing preferences, please see our updated Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.