A well was dug in the yard in Sri Lanka, and half a ton of sapphires worth $ 100 million were dug outPictolic
The largest cluster of star sapphires was found in his yard by a resident of the city of Ratnapura in Sri Lanka, when he was digging a well. The cost of the sapphire cluster is 510 kilograms, or 2.5 million carats, and the estimated cost is $ 100 million.
A cluster of star sapphires was discovered in the backyard of a resident of Sri Lanka by workers who were digging a well. The pale blue stones, by an amazing coincidence, were found in the garden of a gemstone dealer, Mr. Gemij, in Ratnapura in southern Sri Lanka. The cluster weighs 510 kilograms, the total weight of the precious stones is 2.5 million carats. The cluster was named "Lucky Chance", which is extremely appropriate to the circumstances.
Mr. Gamidzh, said that he "saw this huge stone" after the workers told him that they had stumbled upon some unusual stones. The find turned out to be a sapphire cluster, a group of stones connected by mud or clay.
During the cleaning, several high-quality star sapphires fell out of the cluster. Experts have not yet determined how many gems in the cluster are of high quality. Star sapphires are known for the fact that in the center of each stone, a seemingly luminous star is visible. This is due to the phenomenon of light reflection called asterism.
The Ratnapura region is known for the production of high-quality precious stones, and several other valuable finds have already been made in this area.Sri Lanka is a world leader in the production of sapphires, but the country's jewelry industry has suffered greatly as a result of the pandemic. Local experts hope that the "Lucky Chance" will give the industry a much-needed boost to growth.
He added that the cluster is "probably the largest in the world."
According to the government, in 2020, Sri Lanka exported $ 500 million worth of precious stones and jewelry. The country is famous for high-quality precious stones, especially sapphires, which come in shades of blue, pink, yellow, purple, white, green and orange.