Got it today. Its gorgeous. Thanks so much Jill and Lisa!!!
The Delhi Purple Sapphire was "trebly accursed and is stained with the blood, and the dishonor of everyone who has ever owned it," according to Edward Heron-Allen, a scientist, friend of Oscar Wilde and the last owner of the jewel.
Supposedly he tried to throw the amethyst into the Regent’s Canal to be rid of the cursed jewel. The Delhi Purple Sapphire was returned to him after three months by a jeweler who purchased it from a dredger.
By 1904, he had it locked away until after his death. However, even after the amethyst passed into the hands of the museum, it is still exerting a baleful presence on any that touched the jewel.
Delhi Purple Sapphire info and photo comes from: http://cruelkev3.blogspot.com/2007/11/cursed-delhi-purple-sapphire-goes-on.html