The Stuart Sapphire

Among the numerous glittering gemstones affixed to Britain’s Imperial State Crown, one of the largest is a vivid blue gemstone with a fascinating, muddled history: the Stuart Sapphire. The sapphire, which weighs in at approximately 104 carats, is currently set at the back of the Imperial State Crown. In their classic book on the British […]

The Timur Ruby and its Storied History

Though the fiery red color and luscious character of rubies have allured the world since centuries, yet some specific pieces have created niche for themselves in history. One of them is the Timur ruby. It has a rich history behind it. Asian in origin, it remained in the continent for long, before it was finally […]