Photo of blue giant sapphire

  • Dear Dr Shihaan Larif,


    I am writing an article on Wikipedia about the "Blue Giant of the orient" (world's largest sapphire) and would like to use the photo of that gem (found here) in the article if there are no copyright or other issues. The article will be used for educational purposes. Is this possible?


    All the best,


    J.Fitzgerald

  • Dear Mr. Fitzgerald.
    Thanks for your inquiry about copyright issues involving the image of the "Blue Giant of the Orient" appearing in our blog webpage of the same title, written on March 11, 2008. The image obviously came from the Christie's website when the stone appeared at their Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale held on May 19, 2004 and probably also appeared in one of their press releases. Our site is also an educational website and we had published several images from Christies auction catalogue, without any problems.
    Thanks for your inquiry. Please keep in touch.
    Dr. Shihaan Larif