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St. Edward’s Sapphire

Origin of name The St. Edward’s Sapphire gets its name from Edward the Confessor, the king of England from 1042 – 1066, in whose coronet or ring the fine blue, rose-cut gem was once mounted, and is presently set on the finial cross of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. Edward was well renowned […]

Black Prince Ruby

Origin of Name The Black Prince’s Ruby gets its name from the Prince of Wales, Edward of Woodstock, the Prince of Aquitaine from 1362 to 1372, the eldest son and heir apparent of King Edward III of England, a brave soldier and outstanding military commander, who distinguished himself in the hundred years war between England […]