This sapphire was found last year, but it took a long time for the administration to clear it. It took them months to remove mud, mud and other impurities from this gem.
World’s largest sapphire found in Sri Lanka. Photo – Courtesy Mr. Gomez/BBC
Just imagine, if you find the world’s largest sapphire lying like this in the courtyard! The sapphire whose market value is more than 700 crores. Your senses will surely fly away. Something similar happened with a family in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan man found this treasure while digging the well behind the house. (World biggest star sapphire worth Rs 700 crore found in Sri Lankan man backyard)
This incident is from Ratnapura, Sri Lanka. Here the diamond merchant Mr. Gomez was getting the well dug in the courtyard of the house. During the excavation, the laborers got this unique thing. It is believed that there are a lot of gems in this area. According to experts, the price of this sapphire in the international market is more than $ 100 million i.e. around Rs 700 crore.
You will be shocked to hear the weight
The weight of the sapphire found by Mr. Gomez is said to be around 510 kg. It has been named Serendipity Sapphire. It means sapphire found by luck. This sapphire is 2.5 million carats. Mr. Gomez has not given his full name for security reasons. Actually it is a bunch of many sapphires, which are connected to each other due to mud or mud.
Clearance received after one year
According to BBC news, this sapphire was found last year, but it took a long time for the administration to clear it. It took them months to remove mud, mud and other impurities from this gem. Only after that it was given a certificate. During cleaning, a lot of high quality gems kept falling from it. Experts have not yet been able to estimate how many of these high quality gems have been found.
Ratnapura, the capital of Ratna
Ratnapura is called the gems capital of Sri Lanka. A lot of gems are found here. Sri Lanka is known worldwide as an exporter of emeralds, sapphires and other precious gems. Last year, more than Rs 50 crore was earned from the export of gems. Prince Williams’ wife Kate Middleton wore Sri Lankan sapphire at the time of their wedding.
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