Star of Bombay

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The 182-carat (36.4-g) Star of Bombay

The Star of Bombay is a 182-carat (36.4-g) cabochon-cut star sapphire originating from Sri Lanka. The violet-blue gem was given to silent film actress Mary Pickford by her husband, Douglas Fairbanks. She bequeathed it to the Smithsonian Institution. It is the namesake of the popular alcoholic beverage Bombay Sapphire, a British-manufactured gin.[1]

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  1. ^ Ewing, Betty (1986-05-16). "Museum of Natural Science planning a 'gem of an evening'". Houston Chronicle.