Its been raining royalty a lot off late, and it is now time that opulent commoners gets a bite of the cake too. This time around, a beautiful and stunning tiara, which was believed to be Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, went under the hammer. The tiara studded with sparkling emeralds and diamonds fetched a record 11.28 million Swiss francs ($12.83 million) under Sotheby’s hammer at Switzerland to a buyer who didn’t wish to be named.
Another diamond and emerald tiara was originally commissioned by the German prince Guido Henckel von Donnersmarck’s second wife, Katharina, with a pre-sale estimate of $4.9 million to $9.8 million. The entire lot in question fetched a massive 78.9 million Swiss francs ($89.73 million), the third-highest jewelry sale so far, says Sotheby’s.