Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September's Stone: The Sapphire
Sapphires from Sri Lanka are known for their beautiful, clear, light to medium blue color. Several extremely large stones have come from this area that weigh several hundred carats. The largest set stone in the National Gem Collection is one of these fabulous gems! The 420 + carat Logan Sapphire is in a brooch setting surrounded by twenty round brilliant-cut diamonds. It was a gift to the Smithsonian Institute from Mrs. John A. Logan in 1960.

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