Interesting things I found along the way-you never know.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Black Prince's Ruby


I was enthralled by the story of the Black Prince’s Ruby on my trip to England in 1990.

The Three Sister’s Ruby Ring, in South of the Pier, was taken from the true historical account of the Black Prince’s Ruby.

The history of the Black Prince’s Ruby history is an amazing adventure! The full account of the ring will send chills through you as you read the historical account of this 170 carat spinel ruby. It has a most bloody trail of conquest beginning in 1366.

Originally owned by the Moorish Prince Mohammad, who was killed by his brother-in-law Abu Said. Said was then murdered by a Spaniard, Lord Don Pedro the Cruel. This is where the name the Black Prince’s Ruby got its name in the 14th Century. It has been speculated that it was mined in the Badakhshan Mines in Tajikstan.

The astonishing journey of this jewel is filled with blood, horror, war and conquest.  It’s a history of instability, of human greatness and misfortune to those who own or hold it dear to them.

The Black Prince’s Ruby now sits as the center jewel in the British Imperial State Crown. The ruby is huge, the size of a small egg!

I took literary license with the Three Sister’s Ruby Ring, but the intrigue and extraordinary gem’s history is something people have written about for centuries.

Be sure to visit websites on the Black Prince’s Ruby for more information of this amazing true story.