Category Archives: Famous Gemstones

Simon Patiño’s Magnificent Emerald and Diamond Necklace

Origin of Name The impressive emerald and diamond necklace was designed by Cartier London in 1937 after they had purchased a rare emerald cross of 45 carats from Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, after the Spanish royal family went into exile in Europe in 1931, and subsequently Queen Victoria Eugenie and King Alfonso XIII separated, […]

Princess Faiza’s Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Fringe Necklace

Lareef A. Samad – B.Sc (Hons) Origin of Name As the name indicates, the exquisite Art Deco emerald and diamond necklace designed by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1929 and modified in 1937, was purchased by Princess Faiza of Egypt-daughter of king Fouad I of Egypt (1868-1936) and sister of the last king of Egypt, […]

Julius Cohen Necklace – Bequest of Margaret McCormack Sokol to the Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection

Origin of Name The Julius Cohen Necklace gets its name from the designers of this exquisitely crafted 18k yellow-gold and emerald necklace, Julius Cohen Jeweler Inc., America’s most celebrated and award-winning jewelery design firm of the 20th century, estabished in 1956. It is important to remember that even though the necklace is named for its […]

Countess Alina de Romanones Emerald and Diamond Demi-Parure

Origin of Name The term “parure” (pah-rur), meaning adornment in French, entered the vocabulary of technical terms used in describing jewelry, in the 17th-century, and was used in reference to a set of three or more matching pieces of jewelry, made up of the same type of gemstones and having similar design features. Eventually as […]

Cartier’s Art Deco Emerald And Diamond Sautoir

Lareef A. Samad – B.Sc (Hons) Origin of Name The 71.5 cm long sautoir necklace designed by Cartier London in 1926, is considered as ranking among Cartier’s greatest achievements in designing. Cartier’s Art Deco Emerald and Diamond Sautoir The necklace shows distinct features of the Art Deco period and is considered as a fine example […]

Famous Gemstones Page 2

Spinels Black Prince Ruby Catherine The Great’s Ruby Samarian Spinel Timur Ruby Topaz American Golden Topaz Braganza Diamond El- Dorado Topaz Famous faceted topaz gemstones greater than 1,000 carats in weight, arranged in descending order of weights Famous Topaz Gemstones- Cut and Uncut “Lua de Maraba” Topaz Topaz Amarelo Topaz Azul Back to Famous Gemstones(Page […]

More Famous Gemstones

Continuation of the Famous Gemstones Webpage This webpage is a continuation of our Famous Gemstones webpage in which various categories of famous gemstones, such as emeralds, rose quartz, rubies, sapphires, spinels and topaz, are listed with each famous gemstone linked to its own dedicated webpage. As more famous gemstones are added to this webpage, they […]

Famous Gemstones of the World

We have one of the most extensive resource on famous gemstones. These gemstones are classified alphabetically in groups. Within each group the respective gemstones are again classified alphabetically. Each gemstone has a dedicated page where it is dealt with in detail. We have dealt with famous gemstones in both our News site and in our […]

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