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This gemstone is now sit on the back of the Imperial State Crown. This gem was designed for King George IV in 1937, and is used in coronation ceremonies.
Star of India
This star of India weighs 563 carats, and is 2 billion years old. this Star sapphires are created by the existence of rutile in the gemstone, a substance that creates the star-shaped lines. The effect is called asterism.
Hill’s Kashmir Pendant
This sapphire was part of a necklace with 18 diamonds and 18 smaller sapphires. The pendant itself is made of a 22.66 carat Kashmir sapphire. the necklace was originally given by railroad builder James J. Hill to his wife Mary in 1886. Later, the stones from the necklace were given to their daughters. The main pendant was later given to the Minnesota Historical Society in 2006, and sold for $3.06 million dollars.
Queen Marie of Romania
This sapphire pendant was made by Cartier and was bought by King Ferdinand for his wife, Queen Marie. The queen was seen wore the pendant during their 1922 coronation ceremony. later, It was sold when the royal family fell on hard times, the pieece was eventually gifted to Queen Frederika of Greece.
This ring was an engagement gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Empress Josephine.
The Rockefeller Sapphire
This 62.02 carats sapphire is currently sit in a platinum setting with diamonds on either side. In 1932, John D. Rockefeller purchased this gem and had it put into a brooch for his first wife. It was later redesigned by his second wife, then sold in 1971.
Blue Giant of the Orient
This Blue Giant of the Orient weight 486.52 carats. the gem is set in a platinum brooch, surrounded by diamonds.
Logan Blue Sapphire
this Sri Lankan sapphire is mounted in a brooch with diamonds, the Logan weighs 422.99 carats. this gem was named after Mrs. John Logan, a Washington D.C. socialite who donated it to the Smithsonian Institution in 1960.
Mona von Bismarck
made in 1927, this Cartier piece has a 98.6 carat Sri Lankan blue sapphire. In 1959, Mona von Bismarck changed the setting to its current look. She later donated this piece to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in 1967.
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