Category Archives: Sapphire

Gordon Star Sapphire and Gordon Sapphire Necklace

Origin of Name

The “Gordon Star Sapphire” and the “Gordon Sapphire” are two different blue sapphires weighing 52 carats and 50 carats respectively, that once belonged to Aron S. Gordon, the founder of Gordon Jewelers,

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List of Blue Sapphires Excluding Blue Star Sapphires Greater than 100-carats in weight


S/N

NameCarat weightOriginCut/shapePresent owners
1Blue Giant of the Orient486.52Sri LankacushionUnknown
2Queen Marie of Romania478.68Sri Lankadrop-shape cushionUnknown
3Logan Sapphire423.00Sri Lankarectangular cushionNMNH-Smithsonian
4Blue Belle of Asia400.00Sri LankaunknownPrevious owner Lord Naffield
5Unnamed337.66Sri LankaunknownSheik Ahmad Hassan Fitaihi
6Catherine the Great Sapphire337.10ovalUnknown
7Empress Maria’s Sapphire260.37Sri Lankaoval cushionState Diamond Fund Moscow
8Loop Sapphire-1252.00UnknownunknownUnknown
9Loop Sapphire-2225.00Unknowntable-cutUnknown
10Unnamed206.82Unknownoval-cushionUnknown
11J. P. Morgan Sapphire-1188.00Sri LankaunknownAMNH-New York City
12J. P. Morgan Sapphire-2158.72Sri LankaunknownAMNH-New York City
13J. P. Morgan Sapphire-3154.00Sri LankaunknownAMNH_New York City
14Ruspoli Sapphire135.80UnknowncuboidalNatural History Museum, Paris
15Blue Princess113.72UnknowncushionUnknown
16Stuart Sapphire104.00UnknownovalBritish Crown Jewels
17Bismarck SapphireunknownSri LankacushionNMNH-Smithsonian
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“Blue Belle of Asia” Sapphire

Origin of name

The name “Blue Belle of Asia” seem to reflect both the quality and the region of origin of this extraordinarily beautiful blue sapphire, said to be one of the top quality blue sapphires in the world. The word “belle”

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Star of Lanka Sapphire

Origin of name

The name reflects the type of gemstone and country of origin

The name "Star of Lanka" reflects both the type of gemstone and its country of origin. The gemstone is a blue star sapphire with a distinct six-rayed…

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Unnamed 393-carat Sri Lankan Blue Star Sapphire

 

Origin of Name

The 393-carat blue star sapphire remained unnamed until recently

The 393-carat deep blue star sapphire with a well-defined 6-rayed star discovered in the 1970s from the alluvial gem deposits of Sri Lanka, is presently the…

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Famous Blue Star Sapphires Greater than 100 carats in Weight

S/NName

Carat weight

OriginCut/shape

Present owners

1Lone Star9,719.50North Carolinacabochon starHarold Roper
2Star of India563.35Sri Lankaround-cabochon starAMNH-New York
3Le Cote d’Azur397.095Myanmarcabochon starUnknown
4Unnamed-NGJA, Sri Lanka393.00Sri Lankacabochon starNational Gem & Jewelry Authority, Sri Lanka
5The King392.75Unknowncabochon starPrevious owner William G. William
6Star of Asia330.00Myanmarround-cabochon starNMNH-Smithsonian
7Star of Artaban316.00Sri Lankacabochon starNMNH-Smithsonian
8Unnamed204.39Unknownoval cabochon starUnknown
9Star of Lanka193.39Sri Lanka.oval-cabochon starRoyal Ontario Museum, Toronto
10Star of Bombay182.00Sri Lankaoval-cabochon starNMNH-Smithsonian
11Unnamed152.35Unknownround-cabochon starFormer owner Duchess of Windsor
12Midnight Star Sapphire116.75Sri Lankaround-cabochon starAMNH-New York City
13Star of Ceylon101.01Sri Lankaoval cabochon starPrivate collection, Seattle

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Empress Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch

 

Origin of name

The brooch gets its name from the Russian Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the empress consort of Czar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia (1855-81), who purchased the 260.37-carat enormous Sri Lankan (Ceylon) blue sapphire at the Great London Exhibition held in 1862…

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List of famous Sri Lankan blue sapphires greater than 100 carats in weight arranged in descending order of carat weights

S/N

NameCarat WeightOriginCut/shape

 

1Star of India563.35Sri lankaround-cabochon StarAMNH-New York City
2Blue Giant of the Orient486.52S. L.cushionunknown
3Queen Marie of Rumania478.68S. L.

drop-shape cushion

unknown
4Logan Sapphire423.00S. L.rectangular-cushionNMNH-Smithsonian
5Blue Belle of Asia400.00S. L.unknownunknown
6Unnamed- Gem Authority, Sri Lanka393.00S. L.cabochon starNational Gem & Jewelry Authority, S. L.
7Unnamed337.66S. L.unknownSheik Ahmad Hassan Fitaihi
8Star of Artaban316.00S. L.cabochon starNMNH-Smithsonian
9Empress Maria’s Sapphire260.37S. L.oval -cushionState Diamond Fund, Moscow
10Star of Lanka193.39S. L.oval-cabochon starRoyal Ontario Museum, Toronto
11J. P. Morgan Sapphire-1188.00S. L.unknownAMNH-New York City
12Star of Bombay182.00S. L.oval-cabochon starNMNH-Smithsonian
13J. P. Morgan Sapphire-2158.72S. L.unknownAMNH-New York City
14J. P. Morgan Sapphire-3154.00S. L.unknownAMNH-New York City
15Midnight Star Sapphire116.75S. L.round-cabochon starAMNH-New York City
16Star of Ceylon101.01S. L.oval-cabochon starunknown
17Bismarck SapphireunknownS. L.cushionNMNH-Smithsonian

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