Angelina Jolie’s 889-carat star sapphire

Robert Prokop, jeweler and gem expert, presented a pendant with a huge black star sapphire weighing 888.88 carats.

Star of Jolie pendant with a black star sapphire weighing 889.88 carats. Photo by Robert Procop

It was named “Jolie’s Star” after Angelina Jolie, the world-famous film actress, director and philanthropist. “The Star is not alone in being the pendant for a 750-gold pink gold necklace set with seventy black sapphires weighing a total of 104.42 carats. The jewelry has a price tag of five million dollars.

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Prokop said the double-sided, pear-shaped cabochon is the largest star sapphire ever certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). According to the GIA report, the sapphire has not been subjected to temperature or any other type of enhancement; its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. By the way, the report says nothing about its record size. And its place of origin is not known.

Jolie and Prokop have long worked together on the Jolie Style Collection, the proceeds of which are donated to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a program to support education and build new schools in countries with troubled political and military environments. The first of the schools it built opened its doors in Afghanistan, outside Kabul, in April 2013, with between two hundred and three hundred girls enrolled.

In addition to Jolie’s Star, Robert Prokop presented other pieces from his collection with the actress, as well as from his Exceptional Jewels collection. Part of the proceeds from the presentation will go to charity.

After Southern California, in November the necklace will hit the shelves at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Bal Harbour in Florida and Palm Desert in California. It will finish its tour in December at the Smithsonian Institution Museum in Washington, D.C.

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By the way, even if the GIA representatives confirmed that the Star of Jolie is the biggest star sapphire they have graded, the world record-holder by weight and size remains Adam’s Star. This unique stone was mined in Sri Lanka and weighs 1404.49 carats! According to experts, its value could reach $175 million.

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