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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
Additional recommended knowledge
- 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
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List_of_gemstones". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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