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Inscribed royal spinel (balas ruby) weighing 249.3 carats. This majestic spinel is inscribed with the names of its six imperial owners and has the distinction of having the second-most number of such inscriptions. It was a gift from the Safavid Shah Abbas the Great of Iran to the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1621

An Imperial Mughal spinel necklace with eleven polished baroque spinels for a total weight of 1.136,63 carats. Three of the spinels are engraved. Two with the name of Emperor Jahangir, one with the three names of Emperor Jahangir, Emperor Shah Jahan and Emperor Alamgir, also known as Aurangzeb.

Teodora: Weighing in at a hefty 11 kilos (57,500 carats), the world’s largest faceted ‘emerald’ was mined in Brazil and cut in India. Its name is Portuguese for gift of god.

The name ruby comes from the Latin word ruber, which means “red.” The glowing red of ruby suggested an inextinguishable flame burning in the stone, even shining through clothing and able to boil water.

Spinel - Pein Pyit, Mogok, Mandalay Division, Myanmar.

Plaque fragment inscribed with the Urartian royal name Argishti (probably Argishti II) [Eastern Anatolia or Northwestern Iran,

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Tugtupite: The name is derived from the Greenlandic Inuit word for reindeer (tuttu), and means "reindeer blood. It fluoresces crimson under ultraviolet radiation. Tugtupite is a rare beryllium aluminium tectosilicate.