The Star of India Photo 8

Photo 8 from The Star of India
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The world's largest sapphire, allegedly around 2 billion years old, weighs 563-carats and is roughly the size of a golf ball. On Halloween eve in 1964, it was stolen in a heist at the Museum of Natural History, only to be found a few days later in a Miami bus terminal locker. Today, it's safe in the American Museum of Natural History (with better security).