The World of Famous Gems

This page is for educational purposes only! I don't make any money from this page, and never intend to. My goal is to try and archive images of all the world's most famous gemstones and diamonds, so people online can look at them freely and read about them.

The American Golden Topaz

The Bismark Sapphire Necklace

The Black Prince's Ruby (spinel)

The Chalk Emerald Ring

The Delong Star Ruby

The Gordon Sapphire Necklace

The Gordon Star Sapphire Pendant-Ring

The Guinness Emerald Crystal

The Hixon Ruby Crystal

The Logan Sapphire Brooch

The Mackay Emerald Necklace

The Mandalay Ruby

The Maria Alexandrovna Sapphire Brooch

The Midnight Star Ruby

The Mogok Ruby (also known as the Alan Caplan Ruby)

The Patricia Emerald Crystal

Queen Marie of Romania's Sapphire

The Reward of Faith Sapphire

The Rosser Reeves Star Ruby

The Grand Sapphire of Louis XIV

The Samarian Spinel

The Star of Bombay

The Star of India

The Stuart Sapphire

The Timur Ruby (actually a large spinel)

A Large Unnamed Star Sapphire Pendant-Brooch

Giant aquamarine A step-cut aquamarine weighing 911 carats. Aquamarine tends to be a lighter sky-blue color. This is a very large example of a fine aquamarine. It's part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection.

A big jade vase A jade vase carved from a single piece of jade.. take a look :)

A jade snuff jar An ancient jade snuff jar.

Hooker Emerald Brooch A 75.47-carat emerald set in a brooch, part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection. I saw this brooch in person at the Smithsonian's Exhibition in Portland, Oregon in 1996.

Black opal ring One of the most incredible opal rings I have ever seen. :) It's part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection.

Star of Asia A round six-ray star sapphire weighing 329.7 carats. The stone's origin is Burma, and it's part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection.

Opal Peacock Brooch A brooch in the shape of a peacock set with sapphire head, a diamond-crusted neck, a 32-carat opal body, and the tail feathers are diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, all set in gold. This brooch is part of the Smithsonian Museum's collection, and it was donated by Harry Winston Inc.

Maximillian Emerald Ring A ring containing a 21.04-carat step-cut emerald, donated to the Smithsonian Museum by Marjorie Merriweather Post.

pink 14mm round brilliant CZ I won this off Ebay... they threw in this red one, too, because it took so long to arrive in the mail.

red 14mm round brilliant CZ