"Star of India"

Star of India
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Though there have been and are both ships and restaurants by this name, since it is used as a simile for the ice coffin shining in the darkness of an unused shop, this probably refers to the largest and most famous star sapphire in the world: 563 carats in size, and a gift to the American Museum of Natural History by financier J.P. Morgan in 1900.

Curiously, two years after Something Wicked This Way Comes was published in 1962, the real Star of India was stolen in a daring robbery by Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy and two accomplices, but recovered several months later.