Sri Lanka unveils the largest blue star sapphire in the world.
It seems 2015 truly was a record breaking year for large precious stones! Ratnapura, a town in Sri Lanka has lived up to it’s nickname ‘City of Gems’ with the discovery in August of the largest blue star sapphire in the world!
Weighing a hefty 1404 carats and with an estimated value of between £68-120 Million, this is certainly a big deal!
The new owner has decided to remain anonymous, understandably nervous considering the value. The blue star sapphire is clearly too large for a piece of jewellery and more suited to a museum – I would certainly love to view it!
Blue star sapphires are named due to the frequent appearance of a star in the middle created by a light reflection phenomenon called asterism. This record breaker has been named ‘Star of Adam’. I wonder where we will see it next?