RUSSIA, CIRCA 1860
Gold, silver, diamonds (56.60 carats), Ceylon sapphire (260.37 carats) 2 1/8 x 2 3/8 in (6.0 x 5.3 cm)
The State Diamond Fund of the Russian Federation
Inv. No. AF-67
This sapphire was purchased by Alexander II at the London Great Exhibition of 1862 and presented it to his wife, Maria Alexandrovna.