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Many experts believe that it was probably found in what is now known as the De Beers Premier Diamond Mine.
Internally flawless - named after Archduke Joseph August (1872-1962)
Formerly part of the Russian Crown Jewels.
Black Diamond - named after Russian Princess Nadia Vyegin-Orlov
Owned by Smithsonian Institute
Columbian Emerald. Owned by Smithsonian Institute
Largest gem Rubellite in the world
Owned by House of Louis XV
Found in the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain
Most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels. Name means "Sea of Light"
Natural History Museum of New York. Stolen and ransomed in l964
Red Diamond. Once mistaken at a sale for a red garnet. Found in South Africa 1927, present whereabouts unknown.
Once thought to be owned by Sultan Abdul Hossein Qutub Shah
Blue Sapphire. Named after the family that owns the Gordon's Jewelry stores
Clear Sapphire. Famous for being in New York Times ads for Graff
Found in Columbia. Owned by Banco Nazionale de la Republica
Emerald cut. Part of the House of Louis XV collection
One of the most perfect large ruby crystals in the world. Owned by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
Blue Diamond. Found in India. Once known as the French Blue at 67.50 carats.
Stone may date before time of Christ. Set in the Maltese Cross in a crown made for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Golden Beryl. Found in Columbia. Part of House of Louis XV collection
Black Diamond. House of Louis XV Collection
Blue Sapphire. Found in Sri Lanka. Smithsonian Institute
Found in Columbia. Smithsonian Institute
New York Museum of Natural History
Red Ruby. Found in Burma. Owned by Sultan of Brunei
Dates back to 1695. Discovered in Columbia. Once owned by Emperor Aurangzeb - one side is inscribed with Islamic prayers.
Mounted in the Imperial Sceptre made during the reign of Catherine the Great.
Blue Sapphire. Given by Peter the Great to Augustus the Strong in 1698. Presently in Green Vault, Dresden, Germany.
Blue Sapphire. One of largest cut sapphires in world.
Red Sapphire. Found in Rubyvale, Queensland, Australia
Natural Pink Kunzite. Found in South East Asia. House of Louis XV collection
Ruby. Found in Sri Lanka. Smithsonian Institute
Black Diamond. World's largest cut black diamond and world's 5th largest diamond.
Also called Cullinan I as it is largest of 9 stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond. Part of Crown Jewels of Great Britain.
Blue Sapphire. Found in Burma. Smithsonian Institute.
Red Ruby. House of Louis XV collection
Blue Sapphire. Found in Sri Lanka. Given by Douglas Fairbanks to wife Mary Pickford. Smithsonian Institute
Star Sapphire. Largest star sapphire in the world. Discovered in Sri Lanka. New York Museum of Natural History
Star Sapphire. Legend says that who ever owns this stone will experience tremendous wealth and good fortune. House of Louis XV
Yellow Diamond. Found in 1877
A stone that has multiple historic inscriptions on it. Part of the Crown Jewels of Great Britain.
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