Gemstone and Jewellery Industry News

Gemstone and Jewellery Industry News

“We are very pleased and thankful to all the staff at the National Gem and Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka for giving us kind permission to reproduce articles from Gem Talk Jan-March 2008”

“Due to the efforts of…

Star of India

Star of India/Star of Sri Lanka Origin of Name The 563-carat “Star of India” is the world’s second largest and most famous blue star sapphire, and is presently owned by the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, where it is exhibited in the J. P. Morgan Hall of Gems. The rough stone was […]

History of the Gem Trade in Sri Lanka

History of the gem trade in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has had an immense reputation from time immemorial for different varieties of gemstones. According to legend King Solomon wooed Queen Sheba, by presenting her with jewelry set with gemstones from Sri Lanka. Almost three…

Chalcedony Gallery

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Jewel Studded Ornaments in the Iranian Crown Jewels

Jewel-studded adornments

Among the fabulous collection of jewelry in the Iranian Crown Jewels exhibited at the Museum of the Treasury of the National Iranian Jewels there are several jewel-studded ornaments that were used by the Shahs and Shahbanous that ruled Iran over the centuries, particularly…

Loose Precious and Semi-Precious Stones of the Iranian Crown Jewels

Loose Precious and Semi-precious stones of the Iranian Crown jewels

There are large numbers of loose diamonds and other gemstones among the magnificent collection of jewels and jewelry belonging to the National Iranian Jewels on display at the Treasury of the Central Bank in Iran. The…

Moonstone Gallery from Ceylon Sri Lanka

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Jewel Studded Special Settings among the Iranian Crown Jewels

Jewel studded special settings among the Iranian Crown Jewels

Among the Iranian Crown Jewels exhibited at the Treasury of the National Iranian Jewels, there are several jewel studded special settings that contribute to the overall beauty and value of the collection. Some of these special…

Utility Items among the Iranian Crown Jewels

Jewel-studded utility items among the Iranian Crown jewels

Among the fabulous collection of jewels in the Treasury of National Iranian Jewels there are several household utility items which under normal circumstances may not qualify to be included among the Crown Jewels of a nation, but…

Swords, daggers, and shields of the Iranian Crown Jewels

Swords, daggers and shields

Swords were the main weapon of war in traditional warfare since ancient times, until the introduction of firearms. The sword however continued to be used in warfare, until the perfection of firearms. The use of swords as a weapon of war…

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