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List of gemstones

A number of gemstones have gained fame, either because of their size and beauty or because of the people who owned or wore them. A list of famous gemstones follows



  • The Giant Aquamarine


See List of famous diamonds




  • The Andamooka Opal, presented to Queen Elizabeth II, also known as the Queen's Opal
  • The Aurora Australis Opal, considered to be the most valuable black opal
  • The Black Prince Opal, originally known as Harlequin Prince
  • The Empress of Australia Opal
  • The Fire Queen Opal
  • The Flame Queen Opal
  • The Flamingo Opal
  • The Halley's Comet Opal, the world's largest uncut black opal
  • The Jupiter Five Opal
  • The Olympic Australis Opal, reported to be the largest and most valuable gem opal ever found
  • The Pride of Australia Opal, also known as the Red Emperor Opal
  • The Red Admiral Opal, also known as the Butterfly Stone


  • The Pearl of Lao Tzu
  • Satlada - A seven-stringed pearl necklace of the Nizams.





  • The Black Prince's Ruby, actually a spinel mounted on the Imperial State Crown
  • The Samarian Spinel, the world's largest spinel
  • The Timur Ruby, believed to be a ruby until 1851


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