The Blue Giant of the Orient, a rectangular-cut world’s largest faceted Kashmir sapphire of 486.52 carat, is displayed at Christie’s headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday. The sapphire will be up for auction on May 19 and is estimated to sell between $10,00,000 and 15,00,000

The Blue Giant of the Orient, a rectangular-cut world’s largest faceted Kashmir sapphire of 486.52 carat, is displayed at Christie’s headquarters in Geneva on Wednesday. The sapphire will be up for auction on May 19 and is estimated to sell between $10,00,000 and 15,00,000

“Blue Giant of the Orient,”  the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world at 486.52 carats.  It was discovered in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1907.

‘Blue Giant of the Orient,’ the World’s Largest Faceted Blue Sapphire at 486 Carats, Is Shrouded in Mystery

“Blue Giant of the Orient,” the largest faceted blue sapphire in the world at 486.52 carats. It was discovered in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in 1907.

The Prince Albert Sapphire Brooch is among the wealthiest pieces in Queen Elizabeth's Collection. It was originally given to her by the Queen Mother, who in turn, was given it by Queen Victoria. #AntiqueJewelry #RoyalJewels

The Prince Albert Sapphire Brooch is among the wealthiest pieces in Queen Elizabeth's Collection. It was originally given to her by the Queen Mother, who in turn, was given it by Queen Victoria. #AntiqueJewelry #RoyalJewels

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