There is a common thread that runs in all major powerful families of the world and that is their fascination for Natural and fine Gemstones. These Gemstones are not only valued as an investment tool but if you delve deeply each family that has made a mark on this world has a history of a powerful Gemstone attached to it and also attached is the story of the Gemstone.
Featured here is the famous Rockefeller Blue Sapphire. The stunningly beautiful and heart stopping Rockefeller Blue Sapphire was originally owned by the last Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jah VII-Mir Osman Ali Khan who at one time was supposed to be the richest man in the world. Subsequently it was purchased by John D. Rockefeller Jr. The only son of John D. Rockefeller Sr. in 1934.
It was then held by the Rockefeller family till 1971.
Characteristics of the Rockefeller Blue Sapphire
Contrary to majority of beliefs the Rockefeller Blue Sapphire is actually Burmese in origin even though the rich cornflower blue color suggests that it of a Kashmir Mine. Internally flawless and weighing 62.02 carats with highly saturated intense Blue color it has been fashioned into a rectangular step cut.
Internally flawless with great clarity levels, this famous blue sapphire fetched $ 3 million at Christie’s, New York City, auction on April 11, 2001.
Of what value it actually is:
“Speak not: whisper not:
I know all that ye would tell,
But to speak might break the spell
Which must bend the Invincible,
The stern of thought
He yet defies the deepest powers of Hell.”
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