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Queen Marie of Romania’s Sapphire

Origin of name

The enormous 478.68-carat Sri Lankan blue sapphire gets its name from the onetime owner of the gemstone Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938), queen consort of King Ferdinand of Romania (1865-1927). The King purchased the gemstone set as a drop to a…

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…

The Rockefeller Sapphire

Origin of name

The Rockefeller Sapphire gets its name from the one time owner of this extraordinarily beautiful blue sapphire, John D. Rockefeller Jr. the only son of John D. Rockefeller Sr. the renowned American industrialist and philanthropist, who purchased the stone in 1934…

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