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United States Geological Survey tracks the story of the Russian Crown jewels found in rare book. This sapphire brooch is known to have been sold in London in 1927. Photo originally in personal collection of Tiffany gemologist George F. Kunz

This brooch is one of four jewels that appears in a 1922 volume called The Russian Diamond Fund, recently uncovered in the rare-book room of the U. Geological Survey Library in Reston, Va. The four pieces are no longer part of the Russian collection.