Rosser Reeves Star Ruby

Gemstone:Ruby (Var: Star Ruby)
Source:Sri Lanka
Weight:138.7 cts
Current Location:
References:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World

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Information Source:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World
History:Advertising mogul Rosser Reeves donated the piece to the Smithsonian in 1965. He often stated that he had acquired the stone at an auction in Istanbul in the mid-1950s. He actually bought the stone from Robert C. Nelson Jr. of New York who was acting on behalf of Firestone & Parson of Boston. Firestone & Parson were selling the stone for Mr. Paul Fisher of New York. Mr. Robert Fisher, Paul's father, had bought the ruby at an auction in London in 1953.
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