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The Orlov
Legend, fact, supposition and theory each must be accorded its place in any historical account of this celebrated diamond. Nowadays the Orlov is one of the most impor... read more
Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire
This giant rectangular cushion-shaped sapphire is 478 carats. It was Cartier's most valuable item exhibited in the Hotel Maria Cristina at their Autumn Show in San Sebast... read more


The Reward of Faith Sapphire
The 422.99-carat Logan Sapphire from Sri Lanka is the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection, and is framed in a brooch setting surrounded by twenty round... read more


The Rosser Reeves Star Ruby
The stunning 167.97-carat Mackay Emerald was mined in Muzo, Columbia. The largest cut emerald in the National Gem Collection, it is set in an Art Deco diamond... read more
Ritika Kunzite
The Ritika Kunzite is a flawless 75.54 carat natural pink Kunzite surrounded by 1.65 carats of blazing Diamonds hand set in 18K gold. This is a rare and massive stone. The Riti... read more
Spirit of de Grisogono
The Spirit of de Grisogono at 312.24 carats is the world's largest cut black diamond, and the world's 5th largest diamond. In a white gold mouting, it is set with 702 white dia... read more
Star of Africa
The Star of Africa, a pear shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats, aka the Cullinan I. It's called the Cullinan I because it's the largest of the 9 large stones cut from... read more
Star of Asia
Known variously as the Alan Caplan Ruby or the Mogok Ruby, this 15.97-carat untreated Burmese stone was sold by Sotheby's of New York in October 18th, 1988 for... read more
Star of Bombay
The Mogul Emerald is one of the largest emeralds in the world. The rectangular cut tablet, which dates back to 1695, weighs 217.80 carats and is about 10 cm high. One... read more
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