The Millennium Sapphire Carvings

Each carving on the Millennium Sapphire represents a great mind, inventor or creator throughout recorded history. Every carving also has an accompanying three dimensional figurine in lapis.

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Each period in history was researched and a prominent figure was chosen to represent the spirit of that age. Artist Alessio Boschi oversaw the entire design process–from initial sketches, placement on the sapphire and the final carving. On the Millennium Sapphire, you will see representations of important individuals like:

- Christopher Columbus
- Michelangelo
- Mozart
- Bach
- Beethoven
- Rousseau
- Newton
- Shakespeare
- Alexander the Great
- Lao Tzu
- Albert Einstein
- and many more...