Category Archives: Ruby

Raviratna Star Ruby

Origin of name The 3553-carat (710.6g) “Raviratna Star Ruby” is the largest star ruby in the world, belonging to retired lawyer G. Vidyaraj of Bangalore, a descendant of the royal family of Vijayanagar, who inherited the enormous ruby and several other large gemstones, from his ancestors. Like the 1370-carat Neelanjali Star Ruby and the 2475-carat […]

Neelanjali Ruby

Origin of name The 1370-carat “Neelanjali Star Ruby” has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest double star ruby in the world. The enormous star ruby of Indian origin belongs to the retired lawyer G. Vidyaraj who lives in Bangalore, India, and claims his descent from the kings of the […]

De Long Star Ruby

Origin of Name

The De Long Star Ruby gets its name from Mrs. Edith Haggin de Long who purchased the stone in November 1937 from Martin Leo Ehrmann the internationally renowned gem and mineral collector and dealer, who traveled worldwide in search of rare…

Rosser Reeves Star Ruby

Origin of name

Rosser Reeves Star Ruby gets its name from its one time owner Rosser Reeves, the advertising magnate and pioneer of television advertising, whose techniques were very popular in the 50s and 60s, and gave a successful boost to the election campaign…

Catherine The Great’s Ruby

Origin of Name The Catherine the Great’s Ruby is the 398.72-carat “ruby”  that is mounted on top of the Great Imperial Crown of Russia, that was  designed and constructed for the coronation of Catherine the Great in 1762. The Great Imperial Crown was used for the coronation of all Czars after Catherine the Great, up […]

Black Prince Ruby

Origin of Name The Black Prince’s Ruby gets its name from the Prince of Wales, Edward of Woodstock, the Prince of Aquitaine from 1362 to 1372, the eldest son and heir apparent of King Edward III of England, a brave soldier and outstanding military commander, who distinguished himself in the hundred years war between England […]

Timur Ruby

Origin of Name

The Timur Ruby gets its name from the greatest conqueror of the 14 century Timur Lenk (Tamerlane) who hailed  from the Central Asian region of Transoxania (Uzbekistan) with its capital at Samarkand. The military successes achieved and the lands conquered by

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