This is one of the world's largest and finest star rubies, with superb color and a well-defined star. Rosser Reeves, an American advertising executive, carried it as a lucky stone and called it his "baby." Gift of Mr. and Mrs Rosser Reeves 1965.


  • Title: Rosser Reeves Star Ruby
  • Location: Sri Lanka, Asia
  • Type: Gem
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Weight: 138.70ct
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): G4257
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Mineral Sciences
  • Fassion: Oval Cabochon
  • Color: Medium Red Purple

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