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The Delong Star Ruby
The Delong Star Ruby resides in the Natural History Museum in New York City. It weighs 100.32 carats. In 1964 the Delong Star Ruby (along with the Star of India) was the obj... read more
The Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch
In the Great London Exhibition of 1862, a sapphire weighing 260.37 carats was purchased by Russian Emperor Alexander II and presented to his wife Empress Maria Ale... read more
The Midnight Star Ruby
This 116.75-carat deep purplish-red star ruby is part of the New York Museum of Natural History's collection, along with the Star of India, a very large star sapphire... read more
The Hixon Ruby Crystal
The Hixon Ruby Crystal is a 196.10-carat gem that was donated to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in 1978 by Frederick C. Hixon. It is considered ... read more

Star of Lakshmi
As is true with so many famous gem stones, it has now been proven that there is no validity to any of the legend behind the Star of Lakshmi. The Legends claim the Star... read more

The Star of Bharany Ruby
Weighing 27.62 carats, the Star of Bharany Ruby is one of the world's largest and finest star rubies to ever be set as a ring. This stone is renowned for its great color and w... read more
The De Young Red
The De Young Red is a red diamond weighing in at 5.03 carats. This stone was once bought at estate sale mistakenly as a red garnet! It is the third largest red diamond in the... read more
The Golconda Star Sapphire
The awe-inspiring Golconda Star Sapphire is renowned for its incomparable color and clarity. The oval-shaped star sapphire cabochon weighs a sizable 21.70 carats and is fr... read more
The Gordon Sapphire Necklace
The Gordon Sapphire Necklace contains an emerald-cut sapphire weighing approximately 50.00 carats, within a clustered frame set with 10 marquise-shaped, 26 pear-shaped,... 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 Graff Asscher Cut
The stone is 'Asscher cut', which is a modern emerald cut that leans towards square rather than rectangular. It weighs 21.46 carats, is a D in color grade (completely color... 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
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