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News Summary: Archduke Joseph Diamond for sale

GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: Christie's is auctioning the Archduke Joseph Diamond, a 76.02 carat diamond with perfect color and internally flawless clarity. The gem, which is expected to fetch more than $15 million on Tuesday, last sold in 1993 for $6.5 million.

BEHIND DOOR NO. 2: Sotheby's on Wednesday will auction what it calls an exceptionally rare, fancy deep blue briolette diamond of 10.48 carats expected to garner up to $4.5 million.

WHAT ELSE?: Also on the block is a conch pearl, enamel and diamond Cartier bracelet that formerly belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain that's expected to sell for up to $1.4 million.

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