World's Largest Star Sapphire Cluster Found By Workmen Digging Well
The sapphire group, which weighs around 510 kilograms or 2.5 million carats, was found in the place of a jewel broker
The world's biggest star sapphire group has been uncovered coincidentally in a lawn in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan specialists say that the group was found by workers delving a well in the terrace of a house in the pearl-rich space of Ratnapura, reports BBC. The name Ratnapura, truth be told, implies the city of diamonds, and it is known as Sri Lanka's jewel capital.
The sapphire group, which weighs around 510 kilograms or 2.5 million carats, was found in the place of a jewel broker who would not like to uncover his complete name of the area for security reasons. He was recognized distinctly as Mr. Gamage by BBC. "The individual who was burrowing the all-around cautioned us about some uncommon stones. Later we coincidentally found this colossal example," he told the news source.
Mr. Gamage made specialists aware of his find, yet it took more than one year to clean the bunch before they could examine and affirm it. During the cleaning cycle, a couple of stones dropped out and were discovered to be great star sapphires, light blue in shading - yet specialists have cautioned that however, the example has high carat esteem at 2.5 million, every one of the stones inside the group may not be top-notch.
"It is an extraordinary star sapphire example, most likely the greatest on the planet. Given the size and its worth, we figure it will intrigue private gatherers or exhibition halls," an authority of the National Gem and Jewelry Authority of Sri Lanka said, as indicated by Ceylon Today.