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The Crown of Cortez Emerald
The Crown of Cortez Emerald is one of the most massive gem quality stones of any kind in the world. The fact that this huge gem is a rare Columbian emerald... read more
The Black Orlov
According to the legend, the Black Orlov is said to have taken its name from the Russian Princess Nadia Vyegin-Orlov who owned it for time during the mi... read more
The Koh-I-Noor
It has been said that whoever owned the Koh-I-Noor ruled the world, a suitable statement for this, the most famous of all diamonds and a veritable household name in... read more
The Archduke Joseph
This 76.45-carat diamond gets its name from from Archduke Joseph August (1872-1962), a previous owner of the gem and a prince of the Hungarian line of the Hapsbu... read more


The Logan Sapphire Brooch
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 Mandalay Ruby
This 48.019-carat cushion-shaped ruby was offered for sale by Sotheby’s New York on October 18th, 1988 but received no bids. Sotheby’s implied that it may have been the... read more
The Mackay Emerald Necklace
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
Timur Ruby
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
Le Grand Noir
Le Grand Noir literally translates into ‘The Big Black’ and that is exactly what this is. The Le Grand Noir is a 56.65 carat black diamond. This makes it one of the largest ge... read more
The Bismark Sapphire Necklace
The 98.6-carat deep blue sapphire in a diamond and platinum necklace was designed by Cartier and was found in Sri Lanka. The piece was a gift to the Smithsonian... read more
The Guinness Emerald Crystal
The 1759-carat Guinness Emerald Crystal was found at the Coscuez in Columbia and is one of the largest gem-quality emerald crystals in the world. Today it is part... 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
The Crimson Star of Siberia
The Crimson Star is a 121 carat Rubellite Tourmaline making it the largest gem quality Rubellite publicly acknowledge in the world at present. The gem derives... read more
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