World’s largest natural Blue Sapphire found in Sri Lanka

The world’s largest single natural corundum (Blue Sapphire) has been found from Ratnapura in Sri Lanka recently.

It has been discovered as a single crystal with a weight of around 310 kilograms (1.550, 000 carats) and has been named as the ‘Queen of Asia’.

This Blue Sapphire is owned by a businessman of Horana area.

It is reported that a Saudi Arabian Company has presented a bid of USD one million for the ‘Queen of Asia’.

The National Gem and Jewellery Authority has inspected the gemstone and a certificate has also been issued.

The “Queen of Asia” is currently located in Horana and was displayed to the media for the first time today.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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