Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

The Bismarck Sapphire Necklace

 

Origin of name

The Bismarck Sapphire gets its name from Countess Mona von Bismarck who owned the 98.6-carat deep blue Sri Lankan sapphire, since the time she purchased it, perhaps during her visit to Sri Lanka in 1926, which was one…

Hill’s Kashmir Sapphire

 

Origin of name

The 22.66-carat Kashmir blue sapphire is an unnamed blue sapphire that once belonged to the family of the railroad magnate James J. Hill, and was incorporated as the centerpiece of a pendant to an elaborate diamond and sapphire encrusted necklace…

Stuart Sapphire

Origin of name

The Stuart Sapphire gets its name from the House of Stuarts, the Royal House of Scotland from 1371, and of England from 1603 to 1714 except for a short period of interruption between 1649 and 1660, during the republican commonwealth. The…

Logan Blue Sapphire

Origin of name

The Logan Blue Sapphire gets its name from Mrs. John A. Logan in whose honor the stone has been named after she donated it in 1960 to the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C.