World Famous Gemstones

by Mark

Stunning gallery of few world famous gemstones pictures, Just flip through the images to see the next one.

The Guinness Emerald Crystal

The Guinness Emerald Crystal

The 1759-carat Guinness Emerald Crystal. The stone was found at the Coscuez in Columbia and is one of the largest gem-quality emerald crystals in the world

The Logan Sapphire Brooch

The Logan Sapphire Brooch

422.99-carat Logan Sapphire from Sri Lanka. It is the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection, and is framed in a brooch setting surrounded by twenty round brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 16 carats.

The Mackay Emerald Necklace

The Mackay Emerald Necklace

The largest cut emerald in the National Gem Collection designed by Cartier Inc. In 1931, Clarence H. Mackay presented the necklace as a wedding gift to his wife, Anna Case

The Mandalay Ruby

The Mandalay Ruby

Origin unknown, Mandalay Ruby is one of the largest fine rubies in the world

The Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch

The Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch

260.37 carats, Russian Emperor Alexander II presented this to his wife, Empress Maria Alexandrovna.

Lindsay Uncut Topaz

Lindsay Uncut Topaz

On the left side The Lindsay Uncut Topaz, weighing 70 lbs, right side: The Freeman Uncut Topaz, weighng 111 lbs. Center: The American Golden Topaz

The American Golden Topaz

The American Golden Topaz

Weight: 22,892.50 carats, largest cut yellow topaz in the world, and one of the largest faceted gems in the world.

The Bismark Sapphire Necklace

The Bismark Sapphire Necklace

98.6-carat deep blue sapphire in a diamond and platinum necklace.

The Chalk Emerald Ring

The Chalk Emerald Ring

37.82-carat Chalk Emerald ranks amoung the very finest Columbian emeralds, it was once the centerpiece of an emerald and diamond necklace belonging to a maharani of the former state of Baroda in India.

The Delong Star Ruby

The Delong Star Ruby

The Delong Star Ruby resides in the Natural History Museum in New York City. It weighs 100.32 carats.

The Gordon Sapphire Necklace

The Gordon Sapphire Necklace

This piece belonged to Aron Gordon, the founder of Gordon Jewelers. Here is what Sotheby's had to say about the piece: "The pendant set with an emerald-cut sapphire weighing approximately 50.00 carats, within a clustered frame set with 10 marquise-shaped, 26 pear-shaped, 7 round and 25 baguette diamonds weighing approximately 14.50 carats, the necklace set with 51 round, 56 marquise-shaped and 4 pear-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 22.50 carats, mounted in platinum, length 17 inches, pendant detaches, may be worn separately as a brooch. Estimate: $50,000 to $70,000.

The Gordon Star Sapphire

The Gordon Star Sapphire

52.00 carats, framed by 24 pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 6.60 carats, mounted in platinum, ring shank detachable, retractable pendant loop.

The Midnight Star Ruby

The Midnight Star Ruby

116.75-carat deep purplish-red star ruby is part of the New York Museum of Natural History's collection.

The Mogok Ruby

The Mogok Ruby

Alan Caplan Ruby or the Mogok Ruby is 15.97-carat untreated Burmese stone, Sultan of Brunei gifted this as an engagement ring for one of his wives.

The Patricia Emerald Crystal

The Patricia Emerald Crystal

It is one of the largest gem-quality emeralds in the world, The stone resides in the New York Museum of Natural History.

Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire

Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire

A cushion-shaped sapphire weighing 478.68 carats, King Ferdinand of Romania purchased this for Queen Marie.

The Ruspoli Sapphire Crystal

The Ruspoli Sapphire Crystal

133.06 carats sapphire, Paris Museum of Natural History.

The Star of Bombay

The Star of Bombay

The 182-carat Star of Bombay sapphire is from Sri Lanka. It was given to silent film star Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks Sr, currently at Smithsonian Institute.

The Stuart Sapphire

The Stuart Sapphire

The stone was set in Queen Victoria's State Crown, on the front just below the Black Prince’s Ruby

Hooker Emerald Brooch

Hooker Emerald Brooch

A 75.47-carat emerald set in a brooch, part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection.

Black opal ring

Black opal ring

422.99-carat Logan Sapphire from Sri Lanka. It is the heaviest mounted gem in the National Gem Collection, and is framed in a brooch setting surrounded by twenty round brilliant-cut diamonds, totalling 16 carats.

Star of Asia

Star of Asia

329.7 carats star sapphire, and it's part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection.

Opal Peacock Brooch

Opal Peacock Brooch

This brooch is part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection, and it was donated by Harry Winston Inc.

Maximillian Emerald Ring

Maximillian Emerald Ring

Donated to the Smithsonian Museum by Marjorie Merriweather Post.

 
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