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World Famous Gems from Sri Lanka

Thursday 1st January 1970

The Great Aqua 946 Carats

The Great Aqua of Sri Lanka. Gem of 946 carats acquired by a Saudi prince.

 

Blue Giant of the Orient 486 Carats

Blue Giant of the Orient of 486 carats mined in Ratnapura district back in 1907 measures 62x48x19 mm.

 

Orange Sapphire 825 Carats

A 825 Carats Orange Sapphire was found at Kuruwita area.

 

Sapphire Rock

The largest known Sapphire in the world weighing 42lbs (19kg) was found in Sri Lanka.

 

Blue Sapphire 92 Carats

A Blue Sapphire 92 Carats best Quality was found in Sri Lanka.

 

Star of Lanka 393 Carats

A splendid Star Sapphire reputed to be the third largest Star Sapphire in its class. A rich deep blue with a well defined 6 rayed star. Presently owned by the National Gem & Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka.

 

Ray of Treasure 105 Carats

A fine honey colored chrysoberyl Cat's Eye with good transparency and a well designed Silver Ray. A flawless gem with perfect shape. Presently owned by the National Gem & Jewellery Authority of Sri Lanka.

 

Blue Sapphire 18 Carats

The Princess Diana Sapphire, an 18-carat oval blue that format the centerpiece of her engagement ring.

               

Star of India 563 Carats

The star of India is the largest cut star sapphire and came from Sri Lanka. Presently in the Morgan-Tiffany Collection, American Museum of Natural History New York

 

Logan Sapphire 423 Carats

Donated by Mrs. A. John to Smithsonian Institute is considered to be the second largest blue sapphire was found in Sri Lanka.

 

Bismark Sapphire

Donated to Smithsonian Institute by Countess Mona Bismark was found in Sri Lanka.

 

The Blue Belle of Asia 400 Carats Blue Sapphire

Discovered in a paddy at Pelmadulla in 1926 is a magnificent peacock blue color and of excellent clarity. It is the largest sapphire in the British Crown Jewels.

 

Coeur de la Mer 170 Carats

Sapphire used by Asprey and Garrett to recreate Rose's Titanic necklace

 

Blue Sapphire 856 Carats

In 1998 a Blue Sapphire was found in a gem pit at Hakamuwa (Ratnapura District).

 

Blue Sapphire 8,042 Carats

In 1999 a Blue Sapphire was found in a gem pit at pelmadulla.

 

Blue Sapphire 2,516 Carats

In 2000 a Blue Sapphire was found at Ellawala.

 

Blue Sapphire 4,002 Carats

Blue Sapphire was found at Neelagama.

 

Blue Sapphire 254 Carats

In 2001 a Blue Sapphire was found at Ganegama in Pelmadulla area.

               

Black Prince Ruby 170 Carats

A magnificent red Ruby from Sri Lanka is the centerpiece in the Imperial state crown of the UK. This gem has a long history and Henry V has worn it on his battle helmet.

               

Blue Sapphire 92 Carats

Blue Giant of the Orient of 486 carats mined in Ratnapura district back in 1907 measures 62x48x19 mm.

               

Timur Ruby 361 Carats

This is another famous Red Spinel from Sri Lanka, in the crown jewels of UK. Once owned by the Mogul emperors of India has their name engraved on the gem which is now owned by Queen Elizabeth.








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