Photo of blue giant sapphire

Dear Dr Shihaan Larif,

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