Category Archives: Spinel

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 […]

Samarian Spinel

Origin of Name

The Samarian Spinel gets its name from the ancient Hebrew city of Samaria,  in central Palestine, presently situated in northwest Jordan. The city was built in the 9th century B.C. as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel, also…