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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

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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

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