Professional Jeweler Archive: Smithsonian Star

April 2005

Merchandise | Gemstones


Smithsonian Star

Jeffrey Bilgore LLC, New York City, donated this 16.21-ct. Sri Lankan star ruby to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Gem Collection in February. The gem has a translucent light red body color and exhibits a strong, sharp star. It’s the second largest star ruby in the collection, after the 138-ct. Rosser Reeves Ruby, but has a stronger and better defined star than the larger stone.

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