Tag Archives: Famous Gemstones

The Ruspoli Sapphire

Origin of name

The Ruspoli Sapphire is also variously known as the Wooden-Spoon Seller’s Sapphire and the Great Sapphire of Louis XIV, and all three names seem to have been derived from persons who at one time had owned the sapphire

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Stuart Sapphire

Origin of name

The Stuart Sapphire gets its name from the House of Stuarts, the Royal House of Scotland from 1371, and of England from 1603 to 1714 except for a short period of interruption between 1649 and 1660, during the republican commonwealth. The…

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Blue Giant of the Orient

Origin of name

The name "Blue Giant of the Orient Sapphire" seems to reflect the type of gemstone, its enormous size and the general region of origin of the stone in the world. The stone is an exceptional quality blue sapphire, and the use of…

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